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Patrolling peacekeepers, on National road 2, providing escort to a convoy of former FDLR combatants being transfered from the transit camp at Kanyabayonga, North Kivu. Continuous vigilance enabled this operation to be conducted without incident. Photo MONUSCO/Force
 
 
 
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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MONUSCO puts a good performance at the 41st edition of UN Inter-Agency Games



New York, 27 April 2014 - MONUSCO teamed up with UNON, the United Nations Office in Nairobi, to win first place in golf after beating 12 other teams at the 41st United Nations Inter-Agency Games (IAG) in New York. MONUSCO also showed its prowess by finishing 2nd in volleyball and 3rd in swimming.
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Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, condemns the murder of six people in Mutarule, South Kivu


Kinshasa, 14 August 2014
– “This new attack against six members of the same family in Mutarule yesterday is unacceptable and I strongly condemn this crime,” declared Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO. 

 

MONUSCO forces have immediately been placed on alert and are joining forces with the Congolese security forces to locate the assailants in order to bring them to justice. 

 

« The Mission has increased its patrols to better protect the population. Ensuring peace is primarily in the hands of the Congolese; I therefore call the inhabitants of the Ruzizi plain to calm and restraint to avoid an escalation,” stressed the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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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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