Six-Day War (2000)
|Part of the Second Congo War|
Memorial cemetery of the Guerre des Six Jours of 2000
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown||2,000 killed~ (estimate)|
|Total: c. 1,000 dead, 3,000 wounded (estimate)|
The Six-Day War (French: Guerre des Six Jours) comprised a series of armed confrontations between Ugandan and Rwandan forces around the city of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 5 to 10 June 2000. The war formed part of the wider Second Congo War (1998-2003).
Kisangani was also a scene of violence between Rwandan and Ugandan troops in August 1999 and 5 May 2000. However, the conflicts of June 2000 were the most lethal, and seriously damaged a large part of the city, with more than 6,600 rounds fired.
The conflict is called the "Six-Day War" not only due to its literal six-day duration but also because it shared the same dates as the Six-Day War between Israel and Arab states in 1967.
- La Guerre des Six Jours, P. André Balusia, Monfortain, afriqueespoire.com.
- Kisangani : commémoration du 6e anniversaire de la guerre de six jours, David Tshiala, Le Potentiel, 15 juin 2006.
- Kisangani : Guerre de six jours : Amnésie collective, Alex Engwete, 8 June 2007, on laconscience.com. (French)
- Working for hope, December 2000, ACT International
- Heavy fighting resumes in Kisangani, 10 June 2000, BBC.