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21 September 2014: Commemoration of the International Day of Peace in Kinshasa. MONUSCO choir performing the song of peace, at the "Place des Evolués" Square. Photo MONUSCO/Alexandre Essomé
 
 
 
MONUSCO rescues victims of railway accident in Katanga

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Kinshasa - 25 April 2014. United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo reports a train of the Congolese Railway Network known as SNCC derailed on 22 April 2014, near Katongola bridge, about fifty kilometers away from Kamina, the administrative capital of Haut-Lomami district (600 km north west of Lubumbashi), Katanga province.
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The new head of MONUSCO FIB calls on residual armed groups to lay down their weapons


General Ramadhan Abdul Kimweri, from Tanzania, is the new commander of MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade. He assumed office on 15 April, in replacement of his countryman, General James Mwakibolwa who returned home after one year of loyal services as head of this Brigade.
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MONUSCO Force commander visits former ADF stronghold in Beni

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Goma- 24 April 2014. General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) travelled to Beni on 16 April 2014 on a 3 days visit, along with sector commanders of FIB, Nepalese battalion, Jordanian special force and FARDC 8th Military Region commander General Ambamba Bahuma with whom he visited the area of operations codenamed “Sukula I” to assess the ongoing operations against ADF Nalu militia (Islamic alliance of democratic Forces/National Army for the Liberation of Uganda). In this jungle, fierce guerrilla warfare took place between FARDC troops and ADF in their strongholds of Medina, Canada and AKBG camps in Beni, that was won by FARDC.
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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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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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