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UN peacekeeping mandate in DRC renewed but number of troops reduced

Kenny Katombe/Reuters   By Sylvain Muyali On Friday March 31st in New York, the UN Security Council voted on Resolution 2348, recommending that the Congolese peacekeeping force MONUSCO‘s mandate be renewed for another year to prevent the intensification of violence in the DRC.

DRC: Bodies of two UN experts identified

Bilaminou Alao/MONUSCO   By Sylvain Muyali UN Secretary-General António Guterres has confirmed that the bodies discovered on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasaï province, in the centre of the country, were indeed those of the two UN experts, missing for two weeks.

Congo death toll hits 44 in anti Kabila unrest

Kenny Katombe/Reuters   By Kenny Katombe and Benoit Nyemba At least 44 people – including 37 demonstrators and six police officers – have been killed in protests over Congolese President Joseph Kabila‘s perceived bid to extend his rule, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated.

Wounded soldiers in DRC evacuated following clashes with ADF rebels

Phil Moore/AFP   By Darell Maurice Eleven Congolese soldiers and peacekeepers were injured on Monday in clashes with Ugandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were finally evacuated after a failed first attempt, the UN stated.

Political pressure on Katumbi denounced ahead of DRC elections

Fiston Mahamba/AFP   By Darell Maurice Since leaving his post of governor of the mineral-rich province of Katanga, resigning from the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) and announcing his candidacy for the Presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moïse Katumbi has become the bane of the presidential majority.

UN calls on DRC to defuse political situation ahead of elections

By Darell Maurice The head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) last week urged the Congolese authorities to “defuse” the situation in order to create favorable conditions for political dialogue in the remaining months before President Joseph Kabila‘s term comes to an end.

MONUSCO head supports call for inclusive national dialogue in DRC

By Darell Maurice Maman Sambo Sidikou, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and now head of the UN’s stabilisation mission in the country, MONUSCO, reiterated his call for the holding of a national political dialogue, but also to respect the constitution.

Ban Ki-moon worried about political stalemate in DRC

By Darell Maurice The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon stated that he was “very concerned about the stalemate” policy in the Democratic Republic of Congo, adding his fear of a resurgence of violence in the country.

UN adopts resolution to tackle sexual abuse by peacekeepers

By Darell Maurice The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted their first ever resolution condemning sexual abuses by peacekeepers, a recurring and particularly acute problem in the Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ban Ki-moon visits IDP camp in Democratic Republic of Congo

By Byobe Malenga The Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon arrived yesterday Tuesday, February 23 in the Democratic Republic of Congo from Goma in North Kivu, his visit to the IDP camp Kitchanga hosting thousands of displaced people.

Civil society welcomes cooperation between Armed Forces and UN mission in DRC

By Byobe Malenga The civil society in Beni welcomed the resumption of cooperation between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, FARDC and UN peacekeeping mission, MONUSCO.

Co-operation between UN mission and DRC army resumes

By Darell Maurice The resumption of military co-operation between the FARDC and MONUSCO, the Unitd Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in tracking down armed groups in the east of the Republic was discussed at the UN’s weekly meeting with the press.

A week of turmoil in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By Darell Maurice Following the killing of eighteen people by armed FDLR rebel troops on the night of January 6 to 7 at the IDP site at Miriki in the DRC, the Congolese National Police (PNC), in consultation with the United Nations peacekeeping mission MONUSCO‘s police force, have deployed forty five officers for reinforcement and to ensure the safety […]

Rebels in eastern Congo attack UN helicopter

By Darell Maurice A United Nations backed radio station says that a UN helicopter was attacked by suspected rebels in eastern Congo.

Ban Ki-moon encourages DRC President to create inclusive national dialogue

By Darell Maurice The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, in his report to the Security Council on the political situation in the DRC, encouraged the President of the Republic Joseph Kabila in creating conditions for the holding of inclusive national dialogue.

Mgwebi appointed new commander of DRC peacekeeping mission

By Darell Maurice The South African General Derrick Mgwebi has been appointed head of MONUSCO, the United Nations’ Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking charge of 20,000 military personnel.

Ethnic massacres in DRC: 15 dead, army and UN accused of passivity

By Darell Maurice Fifteen people were killed Thursday in an ethnic slaughter in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the national army and UN peacekeepers in the region are accused of passivity against armed groups.

Three civilians killed in fighting with Ugandan rebels in DRC

By Darell Maurice Three civilians were killed on Saturday in Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in clashes between Congolese soldiers and Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

UN mission educates students against sexually transmitted diseases in DRC

By Darell Maurice The United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, through its Division of Public Information, on Friday organized a meeting with 5th and 6th year students of the Institute Mutarule Katoga 40 kilometers from Uvira.

MONUSCO organizes workshop to promote democratic dialogue in DRC

By Darell Maurice The Civil Affairs section of the United Nations Mission in DRC, MONUSCO, in collaboration with the civil society and local authorities on Friday launched a dialogue and awareness workshop on the security dynamics in the Uvira territory in South Kivu.

Human Rights Day celebrated in Baraka, DRC

By Darell Maurice The Office of the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO), MONUSCO in Uvira – yesterday chose Baraka, in the Fizi Territory in South Kivu, to celebrate the International Day of Human Rights 2015.

UN mission confirms support to Congolese following increased attacks

By Darell Maurice The United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) earlier held their weekly press conference where they reaffirmed their support to the Congolese.

UN Peacekeeping force train Congolese police in securing electoral process

By Darell Maurice The second session of training and retraining of the Congolese National Police (PNC) at Uvira territory in South Kivu started last week.

UN to send peacekeepers to Burundi to contain violence?

By Darell Maurice The United Nations is considering sending peacekeepers to Burundi from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo, DRC, if the current violence increases and becomes uncontrollable.

UN mission raises concerns regarding situation in DRC refugee camp

By Darell Maurice A meeting of the Fizi Territorial Security Committee in South Kivu was held last week, attended by the Congolese military FARDC and United Nations stabilisation mission in the DRC, MONUSCO, among others.

UN report criticises DRC in actions against rebel troops

By Darell Maurice In a recent report submitted to the UN Security Council, MONUSCO (United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Congo) are concerned about the renewed activity of Rwandan rebels, the FDLR. The DRC government in Kinshasa rejects this information, stating that it is merely a way of the UN mission justifying its continued presence […]

UN strengthens police force in DRC capital prior to elections

By Darell Maurice As the end of the second and final term of Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila approaches, tension rises not only in the government’s political offices, but that also of UNPOL, the United Nations’ police force in the country.

In Uvira, South Kivu, the 70th anniversary of the United Nations is celebrated with students … and prisoners

By Darell Maurice The Congolese city of Uvira, in the provice of South Kivu, celebrated United Nations Day 2015 in three stages.

Pressure increases on UN peacekeeping force to end insecurity in DRC

By Darell Maurice The military spokesman for the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), Lieutenant Colonel Amouzoun Codjo Martin last week outlined the security situation in North Kivu, particularly in the Beni territory, Masisi, Rutshuru, Walikale and Butembo.

Trial of warlord Bosco Ntaganda continues at the ICC

  By Sylvain Muyali The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is satisfied with the opening of the trial of former warlord Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. The government’s spokesperson Lambert Mende on Thursday stated in the aftermath of initial proceedings that legal action will contribute to rolling […]