The UN on Tuesday urged its peacekeeping mission and Congolese authorities to devise a joint strategy to tackle insecurity in the country’s east as well as the Ebola virus outbreak.

The UN statement came after “an independent assessment” into violent attacks allegedly committed by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel group which is reportedly active in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“The assessment team [..] sought to establish the circumstances surrounding the attacks in Beni, located in North Kivu province, as well as assaults in Mambasa territory in neighboring Ituri province targeting the national and international response

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