Civilians attack Malawi UN peace keeping base in DRC

Civilians in war torn Democratic Republic of Congo have attacked a UN peace keeping base where the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) battalion stays, over running it and burning the buildings.

Malawi has been part of MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade, mandated by the UN Security Council to ‘neutralize and disarm’ armed groups in the eastern DRC. Here, Malawian peacekeepers patrol alongside Government forces

But MDF spokesperson Paul Chiphwanya said there have not been any casualties.

Chiphwanya said the civilians were protesting against lack of security following an attack by rebels in Beni which left eight people dead.

“The civilians were protesting that the UN is not protecting them and they decided to protest by attacking the base but our soldiers managed to repel the attackers,” said Chiphwanya.

In a video clip, the MDF soldiers could be heard screaming to each other in Chichewa to repel the attacks.

The attack raises more questions about the safety of MDF soldiers in the DRC after six of them were killed and two are still missing since they were attacked by rebels last year.

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TRUTH
TRUTH
1 year ago

Chakwela bloodshed spirit following malawians in DRC

PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA

WE ARE BUYING GOLD FROM DRC VIA THE REBELS.

THE UN CAN BE TRUSTED IN DRC…MBAVA ZENI ZENI HIDING BEHIND PEACE KEEPING YET THEY ARE SMUGGLING GOLD OUT OF DRC EVERY DAY.

INSTEAD OF PROTECTING THE LOCALS. THIS IS WHY THE REBELS ARE KILLING THE PEOPLE TO SEND A STRONG MSG THAT WITH UN THEY ARE NOT IN SAFE HANDS.

MALAWI SOLDIERS KUFERA ZA WENI

Maunits
Maunits
1 year ago

Agree more questions are raised here why our soldiers out of gazillions of military troops.

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
1 year ago

yes the locals r mad coz the UN peace keepers have killed on activist. eh

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