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25 April 2015. Bukavu, South Kivu – DR Congo: Egyptian peacekeepers during a ceremony organized in their honor prior to leaving the Mission. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh
 
 
 
Journalists in Bas-Uélé receive training in information reporting during election periods


«The role of media in election periods”: this was the main theme discussed in Buta, Bas-Uélé, Oriental Province, by the representative of the Public Information Office of MONUSCO, on the side-lines of the workshop on human rights and elections, held from 20 to 23 April.  This training took place at the headquarters of the Radio communautaire orientale (RACOR) and was attended by three media operating in Buta.

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Burundi: United Nations prepared for any contingency

 

Given the possible deterioration of the security situation in Burundi in light of the recent development on the upcoming presidential election, with the string of the massive flow of the persons fleeing Burundi to the neighboring countries, including the DRC’s territories of Uvira and Fizi in the South Kivu province, there is much commotion among the Congolese authorities and within the United Nations where the situation in Burundi is closely monitored.

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Uvira: UN mandate explained to Umoja high school students

 
Uvira, 22 April 2015 – A real pedagogic day organized on Wednesday 22 April 2015 for 41 female students and pre-finalists students (5th year secondary school) of the high school Umoja Uvira in the South Kivu province at the headquarters of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC MONUSCO/Uvira.

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MONUSCO and Partners Analyze Risks Associated with community Conflicts in South Kivu

South Kivu, 22 April 2015 — In Bukavu, the Civil Affairs section of MONUSCO brought together State and Non-State actors, including humanitarian agencies, for a three-day workshop starting from Wednesday 22 April 2015, to analyze risks associated with community conflicts and to plan appropriate actions.  Twenty-five members from the aforementioned structures took part in this workshop. 

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Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, condemns the murderous attack on civilians in Matiba


Kinshasa, 17 April 2015
– “I am deeply shocked by the killings of civilians near Beni. It is absolutely necessary that FARDC and MONUSCO resume their cooperation. Together it will be possible to avoid a further deterioration of the security situation” declared Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO.

 

The attack, suspected to be an ADF assault, happened 5km North East of Mbau in Beni Territory in the North Kivu province.

 

"I strongly condemn this criminal attack perpetrated in the early morning and I want to express my sympathy, my deepest and sincere condolences to the families of the victims. My heart is with their souls," stressed the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Celebration of the International Day of Peace
Kinshasa, 15 September 2014: On Sunday 21 September, the whole world will celebrate the International Day of Peace. This year’s theme focuses on “The Right of Peoples to Peace”
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