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UN Security Council discusses key challenges and risks in an election year in DR Congo

UN News - May 18, 2011

Ban Ki-moonThe Security Council today called for urgent steps to strengthen institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and called on the Government to ensure that general elections slated for late this year are inclusive, transparent and peaceful.
UN names some of the victims of deadly plane crash

UN News - April 6, 2011

MONUSCO senior management observe a minute of silence in KinshasaThe United Nations has released the names of some of the victims of Monday’s plane crash in Kinshasa that killed all but one of the 33 people aboard a UN aircraft. UN officials, working with Congolese counterparts, said they have been able to identify all the bodies and are in the process of notifying the victims’ next of kin.
UN plane crashes in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - April 4, 2011

Aéroport international de N'djiliA UN plane crashed on Monday at Kinshasa N'djili airport. According to preliminary reports, the plane was carrying 29 passengers, including United Nations Mission Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) staff members and peacekeepers, and three crew members. At least 26 people are reported to have died.
Military Operations Have Weakened the LRA, Says UN

Radio Okapi - February 23, 2011

Dungu, Oriental ProvinceThe military operation codenamed "Umbrella" and other joint special operations against Ugandan LRA rebels have significantly reduced their freedom of action and maneuvering space in Orientale Province, the military spokesman for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC, Lt-Colonel Mamadou Gaye, said on Wednesday during a press briefing in Kinshasa.
Army colonel gets 20 years for ordering mass rape in eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - February 21, 2011

Lt Col Kibibi MutwareAn army colonel accused of ordering the mass rape of at least 49 women in eastern Congo has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. A military court in eastern Congo also sentenced three officers serving under his command to 20 years and five soldiers to between 10 and 15 years.
UN Security Council renews DR Congo sanctions

UN News Service - November 29, 2010

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council today extended for another year the arms embargo and other sanctions it imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to renew the mandate of the group of experts tasked with monitoring the measures.
UN releases D.R. Congo report listing 10 years of atrocities, identifying justice options

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - October 1, 2010

Navanethem PillayThe UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released Friday a 550-page report listing 617 of the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law over a ten-year period by both state and non-state actors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
US President and UN chief discuss wide range of international issues

UN News - September 23, 2010

Barack Obama with Ban Ki-moon at the UN General AssemblyDiscussions between Mr. Ban and Mr. Obama focused on the situation in Sudan, the Middle East peace process, women’s empowerment, climate change, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan and the Millennium Development Goals, according to information released by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson.
Ban Ki-moon arrives in Rwanda to discuss upcoming report on DR Congo rights violations

UN News - September 7, 2010

Ban Ki-moon with Paul Kagame in Rwanda in 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Kigali, where he plans to meet with Rwandan leaders to discuss the soon-to-be-released United Nations report on serious human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 1993 and 2003.
UN says peacekeepers 'failed' DR Congo rape victims

BBC News - September 7, 2010

Atul KhareUN peacekeepers have "failed" the victims of mass rape in eastern DR Congo, a senior UN official has said. Atul Khare told the Security Council that the scale of systematic rape by armed rebels was far worse than feared. Atul Khare told the Security Council that the scale of systematic rape by armed rebels was far worse than feared.







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