Democratic Republic of Congo

Soleil Balanga

16 April 2015

The journalist for a community radio located in Monkoto, Equator province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was killed in a vicious attack as he was returning home from work. According to Radio Okapi, the police has arrested the killer who slit the journalist's throat. The day before his murder, Balanga had published a story on the appointment of the chief medical officer in the Monkoto locality, which might have stirred up the long standing conflict between two rival groups in the area.