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MONUSCO Deputy-Police Chief visits different MONUSCO units


Goma & Beni, 1st - 3rd April 2014 – MONUSCO Deputy-Police Chief, Colonel Tabasky Diouf paid a working visit to Goma and Beni. The purpose of the visit was to make an assessment of the relocation and installation processes respectively for SEN FPU-2 (Senegalese formed police unit) in Goma and IND FPU-2 (Indian formed police unit) in Beni as well as evaluate the ongoing work on the site due to host the new MONUSCO Police HQ in Goma.
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MONUSCO welcomes women’s participation in anti-personnel landmine action

Goma, 04 April 2014 - This year, the commemoration of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in Goma, the administrative capital of the North-Kivu province was marked by reflections around the themes “Women’s participation in the anti-personnel landmine action” and an educational session on “anti-personnel landmines-related risks in school environment.
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MONUSCO facilitates Congolese artists’ training in the use of social networks

Goma, 4 April 2014 – At the initiative of a young Congolese blogger by the name of Guylain Balume Muhindo, founder of the "Social Medias for Artists" who, after studying cinema and social medias understood the importance of training the Congolese artists to use the social networks, MONUSCO Public Information section decided to support him by availing its press center and provide him with the necessary logistic support. About forty artists registered for the four-day training which ended on Friday 4 April 2014. Few of them were already familiar, to some extent, with the social network tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Youtube.
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MONUSCO raises awareness of the need for peace in school environment in Kasaï Occidental province

Thursday 03 April 2014 - in Kananga, the administrative capital of Western Kasaï province, the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) organized through its Public Information Section in partnership with the “Centre de Réflexion pour le Développement du Kasaï Occidental/Reflextion Center for the Development of Western Kasai)” (CRDKO) a reflection day on “peace in school environment” with a view to raising population’s awareness of the importance of peace in schools.
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Equateur: Lanterns were put out on “Women’s Month 2014”

The activities marking the end of the Women’s month in Equateur province took place 45 KM away from Mbandaka at Widji-Fake, on the road to Bikoro on Friday 28 March 2014.
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North Kivu:

Following strong increase in volcanic activity in Goma areas, Martin Kobler,

Head of MONUSCO offers support to provincial authorities



Kinshasa, 13 April 2014: “MONUSCO has offered assistance to the North Kivu authorities and will work closely with North Kivu officials in this new challenge. Assistance will be provided in a timely manner, if required”, said Martin Kobler head of MONUSCO.


"I have instructed our Goma office to be ready to assist the North Kivu authorities and to carry out any mission needed to assist the region", added M. Kobler.

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The reconfiguration of MONUSCO and its staff redeployment to the East are gradually materializing. A view of the newly built premises on the Lava site of MONUSCO in Goma, North Kivu province, where a number of staff are already in place. Photo MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti .
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