The Manipulation of Information and Intercommunity Tensions in the Congo: An Expert’s Analysis

The Congolese bishops denounced this Monday, May 22 the political instrumentalization of intercommunity tensions in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the origin of this case, simple land disputes between the Tekes and Yakas living in the region. But behind the political manoeuvres, there is the manipulation of information.

Our guest Colette Braeckmanjournalist at Brussels evening and specialist in Central Africa takes stock of the nature of this conflict which has killed more than 300 people since June 2022. We come back in particular to this fake news spread on WhatsApp, attributing to her an article that she did not write .

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