Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#7
0

Communities at risk

Hema and Lendu, Hutu, Luba, Lunda, Tutsi/Banyamulenge, Batwa/Bambuti, other groups

Summary

The Democratic Republic of Congo is yet again seeing large-scale ethnic massacres. Whole villages have been wiped out and over 40 mass graves found in the Kasai provinces, scene of fighting between government forces and a Luba armed group known as Kamuina Nsapu. Some of the worst atrocities against Luba and Lulua civilians are believed to be the work of Bana Mura, a… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2017 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts4
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0309
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.7
Rise of factionalized elites9.8
Voice and Accountability-1.309
Political Stability-2.174
Rule of Law-1.551
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL19.468

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

The Democratic Republic of Congo is yet again seeing large-scale ethnic massacres. Whole villages have been wiped out and over 40 mass graves found in the Kasai provinces, scene of fighting between government forces and a Luba armed group known as Kamuina Nsapu. Some of the worst atrocities against Luba and Lulua civilians are believed to be the work of Bana Mura, a government-sponsored militia. In addition to the Kasais, Katanga and Kivas have a long history of autonomy conflicts. While the situation improved in Katanga over the last year, the Kivus continue to be scarred by attacks by ethnic militias – including former M23 rebels – and violations by Congolese armed forces.