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Dans le cadre des îlots de stabilité, dans le territoire de MANONO, les forces de la MONUSCO, par leur présence dans ce village, rassurent la population qui avait fui les attaques des Maϊ-Maϊ. La photo montre un militaire du contingent  béninois qui assure la sécurité des civils /Photo MONUSCO-Kalemie/AMURI ALEKA
Bukavu: Reflections on how to improve living conditions in South-Kivu prisons


Bukavu, 8 May 2014: Justice Provincial Division organized, in partnership with the NGO “Justice and Democracy”/RCN and MONUSCO, a workshop that brought together prisons warders in the South-Kivu province to facilitate exchange of experiences between senior prisons management, to reinforce the mechanisms for prison staff administrative and human resource management and to contribute to improving the work of the senior management of the prisons in the province. 
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Bukavu: Capacity-building for 30 FARDC Officers

South-Kivu, 09 May 2014 - MONUSCO organized between 23rd April - 07 May 2014, in Bukavu, a training for the officers of the 10th Military region of the DRC Armed Forces on new combat tactics, intelligence, information systems as well as on the role and function of the Military top management.
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MONUSCO peacekeepers rescue 14 people from a sinking boat on Lake Kivu

For several days waves had been crashing on Goma shore, when on the evening of 5th May an Uruguayan naval patrol picked up weak signals from a passenger ferryboat probably in difficulty soon confirmed by the Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAS) team. The images sent by the UAV (drone) showed that a boat was in distress, about 6 kilometers away from Goma and its passengers, most of them without life jackets, were in the water. MONUSCO immediately sent its speedboats and helicopters for a rescue operation. At the same time its Indian battalion rushed ambulances to the harbor. Fourteen (14) people were rescued but a dozen others were still missing as of this writing.
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Uruguayan peacekeepers launch soccer schools in Pinga and Goma

Soccer School for all children, vulnerable, disabled, orphans etc is an initiative from MONUSCO Uruguayans peacekeepers . This idea came up when they started playing the game with children in the remote area of Pinga. The program started thanks to the support of Uruguayan and Spanish friends and players of La Celeste, the Uruguayan football team, and now it's searching financial support from Spanish and Uruguayan official and privates organizations. The launch of the project took place at Don Bosco college in the presence of MONUSCO head of office on 24th April 2014 at Don Bosco college .This programme already benefits to a 100 boys between 9 and 13 from Pinga and Goma communities and the peacekeepers intend to extend it to the entire province.
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International Youth Day:

Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, appeals for the mobilization of young people as actors of change for the development of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Kinshasa, 12 August 2014: On the occasion of the celebration of the International Youth Day, Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, would like to draw attention on the key role that young women and men of the DRC should play as essential actors of change for the development of their country. 

“Nearly 70% of the Congolese population is less than 25 years old. They represent an unprecedented opportunity for the development of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a whole.  They are not only the Congo of tomorrow, but also the Congo of today: a Congo that moves, builds and progresses,” hailed the Head of MONUSCO.

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 Security Council : SRSG Report

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in DRC, Mr. Martin Kobler presenting the Secretary-General's Report on MONUSCO to the Security Council at UN Headquarter in New-York this Thursday 07 August 2014.
You can watch this presentation by clicking on the link above.

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