Press releases

  • 08 Dec 2017 - Kinshasa, 8 December 2017- In the evening of 7 December 2017, suspected ADF elements conducted an attack against a MONUSCO Company Operating Base at Force at Semuliki in Beni territory, North Kivu. This resulted in protracted fighting between suspected ADF elements and MONUSCO and FARDC Forces.Initial reports indicate that fourteen MONUSCO peacekeepers and five FARDC soldiers were killed. An additional 53 MONUSCO peacekeepers were wounded in this incident.
  • Meeting of the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region

    Meeting of the Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region

    22 Nov 2017 - Addis Ababa, 22 November 2017
  • MONUSCO calls for the respect of the freedom to demonstrate in a peaceful and restrained manner

    MONUSCO calls for the respect of the freedom to demonstrate in a peaceful and restrained manner

    14 Nov 2017 - Kinshasa, 14 November 2017 – At a time when several political and civil society organizations are calling for demonstrations across the entire Democratic Republic of the Congo, starting on 15 November, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) reiterates its commitment to the respect of Human Rights and the freedom to peacefully express opinions.
  • Joint Communique - The African Union and the United Nations welcome the publication of the electoral calendar in the DRC and urge for consensus on the electoral process
    09 Nov 2017 - Addis Ababa, 9th November, 2017: The African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail Chergui, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Said Djinnit, and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of MONUSCO, Maman Sidikou, met on 9 November in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to review the political and security situation in Burundi, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and the DRC.
  • MONUSCO calls for the immediate release of opposition activists arrested yesterday in Lubumbashi

    Maman Sidikou, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of MONUSCO

    23 Oct 2017 -  KINSHASA – 23 October 2017 - The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) condemns the arrest of many members of the Rassemblement des forces politiques et sociales de la République démocratique du Congo acquises au changement by Congolese defense and security forces yesterday in Lubumbashi, in the province of Haut-Katanga.
  • MONUSCO repels deadly attack by suspected ADF in Mamundioma; reinforcements deployed to secure the location

    MONUSCO repels deadly attack by suspected ADF in Mamundioma; reinforcements deployed to secure the location. Photo MONUSCO/Force

    09 Oct 2017 - KINSHASA, October 9, 2017 – In the early hours of Monday morning, MONUSCO repelled an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on a MONUSCO position in Mamundioma, North Kivu province, during which the Mission sustained casualties. Initial reports suggest two peacekeepers are dead and several are wounded. The injured peacekeepers have been evacuated to Goma for medical assistance.
  • MONUSCO deploys troops to protect civilian in Uvira

    General Commis (MONUSCO) and General Kasereka (FARDC) refining the protection plan of the city of Uvira. Photo MONUSCO/Bilamekaso Tchagbele

    28 Sep 2017 - KINSHASA, Sep. 28, 2017 – In response to clashes between presumed armed groups and the Congolese national army (FARDC) in the area of Uvira (South Kivu province), the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) yesterday rapidly deployed troops in order to deter any attack to the city and to avoid the escalation of the conflict. MONUSCO Deputy Force Commander is on the site in order to oversee the situation.
  • MONUSCO is gravely concerned by the use of lethal weapons by Congolese defense and security forces in a crowd control operation in Bukavu

    MONUSCO is gravely concerned by the use of lethal weapons by Congolese defense and security forces in a crowd control operation in Bukavu

    25 Sep 2017 - KINSHASA, Sep. 25, 2017 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of MONUSCO, Maman Sidikou, is gravely concerned by the use of lethal force by Congolese defense and security forces in response to public protests in Bukavu, South Kivu province, leading to civilian casualties including children.
  • Following deadly clashes, MONUSCO provides support to Burundian refugees in Kamanyola

    Following deadly clashes, MONUSCO provides support to Burundian refugees in Kamanyola. Photo MONUSCO/Alain Likota

    20 Sep 2017 - KINSHASA, Sep. 19, 2017 - The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has been providing life-saving support to Burundian refugees following deadly clashes that occurred last Friday in Kamanyola (South Kivu province) in which 38 refugees (24 men, 13 women, and one child) and one Congolese military officer were killed with more than one hundred injured.
  • One peacekeeper killed in Beni territory
    19 Sep 2017 - Kinshasa, September 18, 2017 – A peacekeeper from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) was killed yesterday in Beni territory in the North Kivu province. MONUSCO troops reacted to an attack by presumed Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) against a position of the Congolese armed forces (FARDC), which is located 500 meters from the MONUSCO base.

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