May 23, 2013
Conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo Resumes
It has been a stressful couple of days. On Monday, in my home in Goma, I woke at 4 a.m. to the noise of an attack. It seems that the attack was launched by the rebel troops M23 against the Democratic Republic of Congo army (FARDC) in its position in Kibati village located approximately 10km from Goma on the road toward Rumangabo and in Mutaho, a village located at the foot of the western side of the Nyiragongo active volcano. At this moment FARDC has contained and pushed back the rebels. There is no direct threat to Goma, yet but some shops are closed nonetheless. Our staff are safe and keeping in contact with one another.
NGOBOBO -As- Ibungu Urbain
Program Manager, Grauer’s Gorilla Conservation and Research Program