LUANDA Thousands of men and women have fled preventing in Democratic Republic of Congo more than the previous month and sought refuge in neighboring Angola, a provincial governor reported, an exodus that is straining assets in villages together the border.
Ernesto Muangala reported officials had counted far more than 20,000 refugees in his Lunda Norte province, practically double the quantity recorded a month in the past.
All had fled clashes amongst Congolese govt and militia forces that erupted in Congo’s Kasai-Central province in July, then unfold to 4 other provinces.
The clashes in the DRC pose the most significant risk but to the rule of President Joseph Kabila, whose failure to action down at the end of his constitutional mandate in December was adopted by a wave of killings and lawlessness across the huge Central African nation.
Muangala reported the refugees would be moved from overcrowded villages to a refugee camp in Lovua, about one,000 km (600 miles) east of the cash Angola’s Luanda.
“Angola is supporting the refugees to make certain safety until eventually the problem is at normal and go back again to their family members in the nation,” he told nationwide radio station RNA.
(Reporting by Herculano Coroado)