UN human rights chief calls for probe on DRC abuses

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Security forces in Kinshasa during demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in December 2016. The discovery of new mass graves should be followed up by an international probe, according to Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Photo: MONUSCO

Allegations of grave human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) should face a high-level international probe, the UN Human Rights chief said on Wednesday.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's announcement at the Human Rights Council in Geneva follows the discovery of new mass graves there.

Elsewhere in Africa, Zeid condemned horrific violence in South Sudan, reports of state-led enforced disappearances and torture in Burundi and "brutal oppression" in Mali.

Daniel Johnson has more.

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