African Union headquarters
African Union headquarter

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has strongly condemned the attack against the United Nations peacekeepers and Congolese soldiers in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Thursday night.

The attack against the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) and Congolese soldiers has resulted in the killing of 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers and 5 Congolese soldiers, while 53 members of the Mission were wounded, according to a statement from the pan-African bloc later Friday.

He has expressed AU’s solidarity with the peoples and Governments of Tanzania and the DR Congo, as well as with MONUSCO and the entire UN family.

He has called for speedy and concrete steps to identify the perpetrators of the crime and bring them to justice.

The chairperson has commended MONUSCO for its vital role in DR Congo, particularly in the current context marked by preparations for the holding of the elections planned for December next year.

He has also underlined the need to avail MONUSCO all the support it needs to facilitate the discharge of its mandate. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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