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DRC: MONUSCO pledges support to the organization of DRC’s elections, says Martin Kobler

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Kinshasa – During his visit to the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI in French acronym) Monday 21 April, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of Congo pledged MONUSCO’s support for the organization of the upcoming elections.
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Eastern DRC: Substantial support for Congolese Police training



Goma - MONUSCO through UNPOL and its partner IOM (International Organization for Migration (IOM) started implementing two major capacity-building projects for the Congolese National Police in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The USA and Netherlands-backed projects are worth 2.5 million US dollars.
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MONUSCO Deputy-Police Chief visits different MONUSCO units

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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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Martin Kobler expresses MONUSCO’s solidarity with Congolese people
following the railway tragedy in Kamina

 

Kinshasa, 23 April 2014 - Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO expresses heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims of the tragic train accident in the vicinity of Kamina. Mr. Kobler offered MONUSCO’s support to the local authorities as part of rescue efforts. “I instructed our services to bring all the necessary assistance to provincial authorities and population,” said the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in the DRC.
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A MONUSCO river patrol team rescues 300 civilians who are aboard three barges in distress on the Congo river. 14 April 2014. Photo MONUSCO/Major Claudiu-Octavian Mihaescu.
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