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Security Council extends UN mission, intervention force in DR Congo for one year

UN News Center - March 28, 2014

Elements of the Malawi contingent of the Intervention Brigade on a joint patrol with Government forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UN Photo/Sylvain LiechtiThe Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.
Ban Ki-moon Confirms M23 Rebels Shelled Rwanda

Radio Okapi - August 31, 2013

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moonU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed in a statement that the M23 rebels were responsible for firing shells into Rwanda, despite claims by Rwandan authorities that DR Congo's army was to blame.
M23 Rebels Fired Shells Into Rwanda, Not Congo Army, UN Says

Robert Esaki - August 30, 2013

UN peacekeepers on the front lines in Kibati, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)The U.N. said on Thursday that the M23 rebels have been firing shells into Rwandan territory, disputing claims by the Rwandan foreign minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, that DR Congo's army was to blame. “Firing incidents into Rwandan territory originated from M23 positions between 22 and 29 August,” U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said.
UN Security Council approves intervention force to target armed groups in DR Congo

UN News Centre - March 28, 2013

UN Security Council votes to authorize the deployment of an intervention force to target armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UN Photo/JC McIlwaineThe Security Council today authorized the deployment of an intervention brigade within the current United Nations peacekeeping operation in DR Congo. The intervention brigade will carry out targeted offensive operations, with or without the Congolese national army, against armed groups that threaten peace in the eastern part of DRC.
Regional Leaders Sign DR Congo Peace Deal

VOA News - February 24, 2013

SADC, ICGLR leaders sign DR Congo peace deal in Addis AbabaEleven African countries have signed a peace deal aimed at ending decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 11 signing countries are from the Great Lakes region and Southern Africa. The Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the Region will likely lead to deploying an intervention brigade in the DRC.
The M23 Rebels Want to Overthrow Kabila? Nonsense

Congo News Agency - November 28, 2012

Presidents Joseph Kabila, Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame in Kampala, UgangaThe M23 rebels say they want to “liberate” DR Congo. They say they will take their fight thousands of miles westward to the capital Kinshasa if necessary. The M23 want to overthrow Kabila? Nonsense. It could be argued that Rwanda and Uganda have never had, and will likely never have, a better friend in power in Kinshasa than Mr. Kabila.
Thousands of Women March Against M23 Rebels in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - November 24, 2012

Women protested in front of UN offices in Kinshasa on FridayThousands of women protested against the M23 rebels in Kinshasa on Friday in the biggest demonstration yet in DR Congo’s capital against the rebels’ capture of the eastern Congo city of Goma on Tuesday. Women took the streets to condemn the M23 rebels, and the failure of the Congolese army and United Nations peacekeepers to stop the rebels’ advance.
Protests Against M23 Rebels, Government and UN Spread

Congo News Agency - November 22, 2012

Protesters marching against the M23 in Bukavu on WednesdayProtests against the M23 spread to South Kivu province on Wednesday as thousands of residents took to the streets in Bukavu to vent their fury after the fall of Goma to the rebels on Tuesday. The protests in Bukavu mirror those that took place on Tuesday in Kisangani and Bunia in which the M23, the PPRD and MONUSCO were the targets.
Thousands Protest M23 Capture of Goma, Turn on Government and UN

Congo News Agency - November 21, 2012

Protesters burn PPRD headquaters in KisanganiThousands of students protested on Tuesday after M23 rebels seized the eastern Congo city of Goma. They were mostly expressing their furor at the M23 rebels, but also targeted the government and the United Nations mission in DR Congo, whose soldiers and peacekeepers were unable to stop the rebels from taking the city.
UN Security Council condemns 'any and all outside support' to M23 rebels

UN News Centre - October 19, 2012

Amb. Gert Rosenthal of Guatemala presides over the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)“The Security Council calls upon all countries in the region to condemn the M23, as well as other armed groups, and to cooperate actively with the Congolese authorities in disarming and demobilizing the M23 as well as other armed groups and dismantling the M23 parallel administration,” said in a presidential statement.







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