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SADC condemns attacks on civilians, peacekeepers in DRC

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Friday condemned the continued attacks on civilians in the town of Beni in the eastern Democratic Republic...
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UN Commends Ghana Participation in Peace Operations

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The United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has commended the sacrifice and commitment of the people and Government of...
Soldiers Get-together

Ghanaian Troops in DRC Make Merry

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The Ghana Battalion (GHANBATT) serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Congo (MONUSCO) has organized a Christmas Get-Together for troops of the...

Security Council keeps eye on DR Congo

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The members of the Security Council continue to closely monitor the recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They have taken note...
A chopper upon lift off

UN mission helicopter crashes in eastern DR Congo

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Eyewitnesses said the Ukraine-made plane crashed just 10 meters after takeoff. "No death or injuries were reported. The helicopter was taking off...
DR Congo

MONUSCO urges DR Congo to hold polls within constitutional timeline

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"At the UN level, it is clear that elections are supposed to be held within the constitutional timeline," said Charles Antoine Bambara, MONUSCO's director...
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UN repeats its support for DR Congo’s political dialogue

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Speaking in Kinshasa during MONUSCO's weekly briefing, Basse said it is "important that the Constitution is respected." "Calling for dialogue to discuss essential issues is...

DRC Armed Forces Partners Monusco to restore order in eastern Congo

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This announcement came as Major General Derrick Mgwebi, the new military chief of MONUSCO, officially assumed his duties on Monday, February 1. Major General...

DR Congo hails AU, UN, Catholic church for supporting dialogue

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Mende particularly thanked AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, head of the UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO)...

DR Congo army, UN forces destroy FRPI militia’s camp

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The commander of DR Congo's 32nd military region General Jean-Pierre Bongwangela said DR Congo forces and UN peacekeepers had launched an attack for over...
DR Congo

MONUSCO head reiterates support for DR Congo’s pacification process

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Sidikou was speaking in Bunia within Ituri province, east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), where he had gone to meet with...

UN mission head calls for inclusive dialogue in DR Congo

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"As we have always stated, we encourage all Congolese people to engage in inclusive dialogue because the solution to DR Congo's problems will not...

33 rebels surrender to UN Mission in DR Congo

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The fighters of the Ituri Patriotic Resistance Front (FRPI), arrived in Goma, the capital of North Kivu, where they were hosted in a transit...

DR Congo forces launch operation against ADF rebels

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Military sources in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) said the objective of the operation is to destroy the positions of this Ugandan...

UN mission reiterates support for DR Congo’s electoral body

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The UN mission's statement was issued in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) capital just two days after the resignation of CENI president...

UN urges DR Congo to exhume bodies in mass grave

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Head of the UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO) Martin Kobler on Wednesday urged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) government to...

Kinshasa, MONUSCO differ over reduction of peacekeepers and UN radio

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Talks between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) government and the United Nations over the future of the UN Mission in Congo (MONUSCO)...

UN hails launch of disarmament program in DR Congo

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The UN Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO) has hailed the launch of the third phase of the national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration program (DDR)...

DR Congo and MONUSCO in talks over renewal of partnership

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) government and the UN Mission for Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO) have began talks over the renewal of their...
Economic Africa

DR Congo’s economic situation is stable – MONUSCO

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The macroeconomic situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) remains "stable," with an inflation rate of about 2 percent, the UN Mission...
FDLR militia shelter from rain in huts outside their headquarters in Buleusa, North Kivu. (File)

Another FDLR summit is not releveant

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Angola, whose President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, is the current chair of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), a regional grouping...

DRC and Monusco Under Fire Over FDLR

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In a statement, the Government of Rwanda reiterated its call to the DR Congo and the Monusco to honor their international obligations, notably the...
A UN armoured vehicle patrols Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year in March. (Net photo)

Monusco still at post even after FDLR deadline

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Last year, the head of Monusco, Martin Kobler, told the UN Security Council that after January 2, military action against the FDLR ? the...

UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo warns M23 armed group over helicopter attacks

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MONUSCO peacekeepers and FARDC elements on joint patrol in Bunagana, North Kivu, DRC, while a UN helicopter hovers. Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti 28 December 2012...

Situation in Kivu provinces of eastern DR Congo remains ?tense and fragile’ – UN...

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Armed group of M23 make their withdrawal from the city of Goma, DRC. Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti 17 December 2012 ? The situation on the...

DR Congo: UN peacekeeping chief presents Security Council with options after M23 withdrawal from...

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Armed group of M23 make their withdrawal from the city of Goma, DRC. Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti 7 December 2012 ? The United Nations peacekeeping...