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Major General Lucien Bahuma (left foreground of photo) was « a great man  and an important partner for MONUSCO», said the Special Representative of the United Nation Secretary – General in the DR Congo, Martin Kobler, after the official announcement, on 31 August 2014, of the death of the commander of the North Kivu 8th Military Region (FARDC). Photo MONUSCO/Radio Okapi/Martial Papy Mukeba.
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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MONUSCO/Equateur participates in the monthly meeting of the Risk Analysis Committee

Mbandaka, 01 April 2014 - Members of the Unarmed community conflicts related Risks Analysis communities CAR) held their monthly meeting. About twenty persons from the provincial Government, provincial Assembly, security services (FARDC, ANR/Intelligence service), provincial Divisions, HCR as well as the thematic Groups of the civil society organizations took part in the monthly meeting of the CAR. Chaired by the provincial Minister of Home Affairs, the meeting was also attended by the provincial Commissioner in charge of Decentralization and the Chief ad interim of MONUSCO/Equateur.
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Some progress in the fight against impunity but rape still widespread and largely unpunished
NEW YORK / KINSHASA (9 April 2014) – Rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remain very serious concerns, with thousands of victims, in particular in the east of the country, over the past four years, according to a UN report released Wednesday. The report, launched in New York by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura, also indicates that, while some progress has been made in the fight against impunity for sexual violence, much more needs to be done to hold perpetrators of sexual violence accountable.
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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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