Standard news feeds are not reporting many problems in Congo recently (other than Ebola which has not been reported in the east), but conflict with ADF rebels must be persisting. Saasita has just taken in three orphans from nearby Oicha (just north of Beni), explaining that their parents were killed as a result of the continuing ADF-NALU conflict.

Saasita with orphans from the ADF / Nalu conflict

Saasita with orphans from the ADF conflict

The ADF is an Islamic group pushed out of Uganda and into Congo just east of Beni. The expectation was that the Congo army would have dealt with them by now, but this does not seem apparent.

An update from Vice News: