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18 May 2015, Nyunzu, Katanga, DR Congo: Children greet peacekeepers standing guard in the village. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh
Kalehe’s Luzira bridge passable again thanks to MONUSCO

South Kivu, 16 February 2015 – After being rehabilitated by MONUSCO/South Kivu, the the Luzira bridge in Kalehe territory was officially handed over to the provincial government on 16 February 2015.

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Kisangani: MONUSCO Launches Rehabilitation of Mobile Intervention Police Unit’s Holding Cells

The Police component of MONUSCO, in partnership with the Congolese National Police (PNC), has undertaken the rehabilitation of the holding cells of the Mobile Intervention Police Unit of West Kisangani in the town’s Tshopo neighborhood.
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Commemoration of International Day of the Use of Child Soldiers


The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the DR Congo, Martin Kobler, has once again reiterated that "Children belong in school and not on the battlefield". The Head of MONUSCO was speaking in Goma on 12 February 2015, during the ceremony to mark the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers.

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Manono: The Kabiza 3 ferryboat, six months already

In North Katanga, the Kaziba ferryboat has been in service for six months now on the Lwalaba river at Muyumba, in Manono territory. The vessel, whose construction cost has been financed by Katanga province, provides transport service across the river between Muyumba and Ankoro. Local residents view this floating craft as a contribution to the development of area.
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Head of MONUSCO Martin Kobler deplores the loss of life occurred during demonstrations in Kinshasa

Kinshasa, 20 January 2015
– “I deplore the dead and the injured following the clashes that occurred yesterday morning as a result of violent demonstrations and the ensuing use of lethal force by the security forces. The use of force by law enforcement officers must always be necessary, proportionate, and a measure of last resort,” emphasized Martin Kobler.


In some districts of the capital city, shops were looted and buses torched. “I also appeal to the opposition to demonstrate peacefully. Protests must be calm and carried out in compliance with the law,” concluded the chief of MONUSCO.


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A high ranking FDLR officer and his troops choose DDRRR

MONUC Information Note

Kinshasa, 30 March 2009: Since the end of the joint DRC / Rwanda military operation, MONUC has continued its sensitization efforts for the combatants of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). These efforts already made it possible for MONUC, through its Disarmament, Demobilisation, Repatriation, Resettlement and Reintegration (DDRRR) programme, to repatriate 640 war veterans and 914 dependents, from 1 January to 24 March 2009.

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 Security Council : SRSG Report

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Security Council, 7409th meeting (March 19, 2015)
The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo)
Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (S/2015/172)
Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region (S/2015/173)
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