Citizens’ movements issue ultimatum to EAC force to leave Congolese soil

Despite a ban by the Mairie, the synergie des mouvements citoyens organized a march on Friday June 23, 2023, in the town of Goma, in North Kivu.

No roads were barricaded, and the population went about their business freely. The demonstrators set off from Kihisi, in the northern part of the city, passing through Majengo, Trois lampes, Signers traffic circle to chat at the provincial Governorate, where they deposited their memorandum.

In a statement issued on Thursday June 22, the mayor of the city of Goma, deputy divisional commissioner François Kabeya Makosa, forbade any demonstrations in his jurisdiction, where the security situation is precarious.