The UN peacekeeping mission in the vast Central African nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo has reveal that another probable 38 mass graves have been found in the country.
That number means that at least 80 mass graves have been identified so far by the UN in a country that has been riddled with violence between troops and armed fighters which has reportedly killed thousands of people since August. According to the UN, the latest mass graves discovered were found in the Diboko and Sumbula areas of Kamonia territory this month by an investigative team from the local UN human rights office and the DRC’s military justice authorities.
Worried by the bloodshed, the international community has expressed alarm over the violence in the once-calm Kasai provinces region of the country.
Some diplomats in the country have also suggested that the tensions are also tied to DRC’s presidential election that has been delayed since last year.