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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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VIDEO - Martin Kobler (MONUSCO) on DRC - Security Council Media Stakeout (14 January 2014)



14 Jan 2014
- Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of MONUSCO, on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo, DRC).
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DR Congo peace efforts, regional framework at crucial juncture, UN officials stress



13 January 2014
– Efforts to attain peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are at an important juncture, senior United Nations officials said today, calling on all parties in the region to fulfil their commitments to achieve lasting peace.
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Martin Kobler, MONUSCO Chief, welcomes ICC decision on Congolese warlord


Kinshasa, 7 March 2014
: Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General in the DRC, expressed his strong appreciation following the verdict rendered earlier today by the International Criminal Court which found former militia leader Germain Katanga guilty as an accessory to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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A MONUSCO human rights officer gathers information from local villagers in Lukweti, a town in North Kivu that was recently freed from the APCLS armed group. As part of its mandate, MONUSCO is called upon to provide support to the Government of the DRC to promote human rights and to fight impunity. Photo MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti.
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