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The security situation at the Garamba National Park, located in the Oriental Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a source of increasing concern. In this photo, Dungu-based MONUSCO staff (right) being briefed on developments in this situation, during a fact-finding mission conducted in the park on 10 July. Park warden (left) said that armed groups operating from about 80 small camps within the Garamba reserve have been using elephant poaching for ivory to fund their activities. Seventy-eight (78) elephants have been killed in the first six months of 2014, the park warden said. Photo/ MONUSCO Piergiorgio Paglialonga
 
 
 
Interview with Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the DR Congo



22 January 2014 – In June 2013, Martin Kobler of Germany was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission there (MONUSCO), which is mandated by the Security Council to focus on protection of civilians in the violence-plagued eastern provinces of the vast country.
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General Pascal Champion, of France, Arrives in Kinshasa to Take Over as New Head of MONUSCO Police

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Kinshasa, 15 January 2014 – It is 17:15 this Wednesday in Kinshasa, when the new chief of the Police component of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), Pascal Champion, a general of the French Gendarmerie, lands on Congolese soil. He is welcomed at the foot of the aircraft by his deputy, Colonel Tabasky Diouf, who for this occasion was accompanied by the Chief of Staff, Guestar Esther.
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UN official urges African countries to ‘stop turning blind eye’ to suspected human rights violators



15 January 2014
– The United Nations human rights chief today urged African leaders attending a high-level meeting in Angola on the strife-torn Great Lakes Region to ensure that persons suspected of serious human rights violations do not continue to jump borders to escape justice.
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Rebels attack town in eastern DR Congo, UN reports



14 January 2014 – The United Nations today reported a new rebel attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the region continues to suffer from deadly violence even after the defeat of a major dissident group, the M23, over a month ago.
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Martin Kobler, MONUSCO Chief deplores last night’s violence in Bukavu, South-Kivu province

Kinshasa, 21 February 2014: Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the DRC has expressed deep concerns over yesterday’s acts of violence in Bukavu, “such events appeal to everyone’s conscience. I wish to remind the shared responsibility of political actors as well as administrative and security officials. Preserving peace and security for all as well as respect for human rights is everyone’s responsibility.”
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