Coup attempt in the DRC: “A lot of amateurism and questions about the ease of the operation”

Coup attempt in the DRC: “A lot of amateurism and questions about the ease of the operation”
Coup attempt in the DRC: “A lot of amateurism and questions about the ease of the operation”

Many questions remain this Monday morning, 24 hours after the deadly clashes which took place yesterday morning in Kinshasa, first at the residence of Deputy Prime Minister Vital Kamerhe, then at the Palace of the Nation. What exactly happened? Why did we want to assassinate the Deputy Prime Minister, who is expected to chair the new National Assembly? Congolese researcher Fred Bauma is the executive director of Ebuteli, the Congolese Institute for Research on Governance, Politics and Violence. Online from Kinshasa, he answers questions from Christophe Boisbouvier.

► The US ambassador to the DRC expresses “ his shock and concern at reports implicating American citizens in the attacks “. “ I am shocked by the events of this morning and very concerned by reports of American citizens allegedly involved. Please be assured that we will cooperate with DRC authorities to the fullest extent as they investigate these criminal acts and hold accountable any U.S. citizen involved in criminal acts “, Lucy Tamlyn said in a statement.

► Reaction from MONUSCO. The special representative of the UN Secretary General in the DRC and head of the UN mission, Bintou Keïta, said she was following the development of the situation very closely and was “at the disposal of the Congolese authorities to provide any support in the future.” the framework of its mandate.

► The government of the Republic of Congo affirmed, by way of a press release, that a “ shells coming from Kinshasa accidentally fell in Brazzaville, in district 2 Bacongo, precisely in the M’Pissa district in the so-called Trois Francs zone “. On this side of the river, the authorities reported slight injuries and affirmed that it was only a “ isolated incident “.

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