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Press Releases 2013
25 Sep 2013 -
Kinshasa, 25 September 2013: The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) strongly condemns the attacks on schools and hospitals committed by parties to the conflict, in particular by the armed group ADF in Beni...
28 Aug 2013 -
Kinshasa, 28 August 2013 – A Peacekeeper was killed on 28 August as the M23 directed artillery fire on a United Nations position close to Kibati heights north of Goma. The attack occurred as MONUSCO supported action by the FARDC to push the M23 off the heights from where they...
24 Aug 2013 -
Goma, 24 August 2013 – Fire fight resumed early this morning between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) and the rebel Movement of March 23 (M23) at Kibati (15km from Goma) in Nyiragongo territory. Two (2) mortar bombs fired by M23 landed at NDOSHO...
22 Aug 2013 -
Kinshasa, 22 August 2013 – On 21 August, fighting resumed between FARDC and M23 in the Kibati area, 15 km north of Goma. Populated areas and UN positions were directly targeted by mortars and hit by indiscriminate fire.
"I have ordered the MONUSCO Force to react and to take...
16 Aug 2013 -
Kinshasa, 16 August 2013 – The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) welcomes the separation, on 11 and 15 August 2013, of 82 children, including 13 girls, from Mayi Mayi Bakata Katanga armed group. The children, aged...
30 Jul 2013 -
Kinshasa, 30 July 2013 – In North Kivu, MONUSCO considers any individuals who are not members of the national security forces and who carries a firearm in Goma and its northern suburbs an imminent threat to civilians and will disarm them in order to enforce a security zone to...
27 Jul 2013 -
Kinshasa, 27 July 2013 – The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, is highly alarmed over the allegations of killings, forced recruitment and illegal detention of civilians by the March 23 Movement, M23.
17 Jul 2013 -
Kinshasa, 17 July 2013 – Yesterday government sources in Rwanda, reflected in national and international media, reported on "deliberate bombings" of Rwandan territory that would have originated from the DRC.
MONUSCO, while on high alert in view of the intense fighting...
15 Jul 2013 -
Kinshasa, 15 July 2013 – Following reports of human rights abuses by ADF against civilians in Kamango district near Beni in North Kivu, a UN patrol comprising of Nepalese and Jordanian troops was sent to assess the security situation in the area and address concerns related to...
10 Jul 2013 -
Kinshasa/Geneva 9 July 2013 – Two years after the enactment of the law criminalizing torture, the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) welcomes progress in the fight against this scourge and the first convictions of state agents who have practiced or encouraged...