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The European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize was awarded on Tuesday 21 October 2014 to the Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege.  Doctor Mukwege is honored for his work with female victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence during armed conflict, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On this photo he is seen surrounded by women showing their gratitude to him for his action.  Photo Radio Okapi/Archives
North-Kivu province: Correction unit staff reflect on security and prisons management

Goma, North-Kivu province, 9-10 July - A reflection workshop bringing together thirty correction unit staff to reflect on the means and ways to improve security and prisons management in the North Kivu province was held on 9 - 10 July 2014.

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Recent population displacements following military operations in Bunyampuli

Banyampuli, 11 July 2014 - The Armed Forces of the DR Congo (FARDC), supported by the MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade, launched military operations in Bunyampuli, North Kivu, on 2 July 2014, against the Mayi Mayi NDC Sheka militia group, resulting in population displacements in the area.

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MONUSCO ensures capacity-building for PNC on maintenance of peace&order


North-Kivu, June 24-26 - A team of MONUSCO police officers on a mission to the territory of Walikale, North-Kivu, from 24 to 26 June 2014, held an awareness sessions and operational capacity-building for Congolese police officers on maintenance and restoration of peace and public order in keeping with human rights standards.

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Central African refugees assembled at Zongo decide to return home

« Mbandaka, 2 July 2014. » Central African refugees at Camp Molet, about thirty kilometers away from the DRC city of Zongo, north-west of Equateur province started returning to Bangui, amid persisting insecurity in the central African Capital. This was noticed by the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday 2 July 2014 at DRC’s Immigration Department (DGM) and the civil society in Zongo. Central African Government made available to the refugees a whaleboat with 200 seats and four rotations have already been made between Bangui and the Port of Zongo; several hundreds central African nationals have returned home and therefore lost their refugee status.

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World Food Day:

Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC, celebrates the vital role of smallholder farmers in the Congolese society


Goma, 16 October 2014 –
On the occasion of the World Food Day, observed under the theme Family Farming, Martin Kobler underlines its crucial functions.


“Not only does family farming nourishes the world, but it also protects the planet. That is why I would like to acknowledge the extraordinary work done by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in supporting the Congolese population,” states the Head of MONUSCO before reminding us that “family farming is responsible for 70% of the world’s food production”.


Moreover, family farming can help in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving overall livelihoods, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas. 

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MONUC Denounces Events in Mbandaka


Kinshasa, 5 April 2010 – The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for DRC, Alan Doss expressed his deep concern about the situation prevailing in Mbandaka, Equateur province, attacked by a rebel group on 4 April last.

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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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