DR Congo faces UN deadline for human rights probe

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Congo has two days to heed UN calls to jointly investigate violence in Kasai province or risk having an international human rights inquiry imposed upon it, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said.



“The already dire situation in Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to deteriorate spreading to other provinces and across the border with Angola,” Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council.
“Unless I receive appropriate responses from the Government regarding a joint investigation by June 8, I will insist on the creation of an international investigative mechanism for the Kasais.”