UN Security Council calls for end to "acts of terorism" in Beni

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Security Council delegation arrives in Beni, DRC. Angolan Ambassador to the UN, Ismael Abrao Gaspar, steps off UN plane. Photo: UN/MONUSCO

Members of the UN Security Council visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have called for an end to "acts of terrorism" taking place in Beni.

The delegation, led by Angola and France, travelled to the North Kivu town on Sunday to assess the security situation there.

The people are suffering from years of violence at the hands of armed groups operating in the region, including the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) of Uganda.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

The UN Security Council envoys underscored the importance of implementing appropriate strategies to rid the restive eastern DRC of the so-called negative forces.

Angolan Ambassador to the UN, Ismael Abrao Gaspar, suggested deploying special forces that would work together with the Congolese national police and armed forces.

He described the criminal forces as "nothing but terrorists".

Back in August, more than 47 civilians, including two children, were massacred by the ADF in what has been described by the UN as the "most serious violence" to affect the area since 2014.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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