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Human Rights: Castañon calls for sustainability in the DRC

MONUC - April 10, 2008

Fernando CastanonFernando Castañon, Director of MONUC's Human Rights Division and Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in the DRC, reached the end of his mission on 8 April 2008. As division head since February 2005 and a UN staff member since 1989, he talked to us about his work at MONUC and his past experience with the UN.
Kinshasa: DRC public health workshop to pave way for the future

MONUC - April 9, 2008

Marie Ange LukianaIn Kinshasa from 7-12 April 2008, the DRC Ministry of Health will review the annual DRC public health report of 2007, in conjunction with its international partners. During the five day workshop, the state of the DRC public health system will be addressed, challenges will be identified, recommendations will be made and the 2009 health budget will be planned.
Kinshasa: Female journalists plot their way forward

MONUC - April 9, 2008

Congo women in the mediaA morning of discussion under the theme "the independence of women in the media, their assets, limits and way forward" was organised by the Association of Women Journalists (AJPF) in Kinshasa on 8 April 2008. The meeting was attended by AJPF members and a representative from MONUC's Gender Office.
Activists Fear Cover-Up in DRC Bas-Congo Violence

VOA News - April 8, 2008

Bas-Congo province mapHuman rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo fear a cover-up is taking place in the aftermath of violence in the western Bas-Congo region earlier this year. Clashes opposed police and a now banned political religious movement.
Five year UN agency action plan for the DRC launched

MONUC - April 3, 2008

UN - Congo In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kinshasa on 3 April 2008, the DRC government and the UN agencies of UNICEF, UNDP and UNFPA signed a new five year programme action plan for the country, for the years 2008 to 2012.
SA to strengthen ties with DRC, funds needed

SABC News - April 3, 2008

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiA serious lack of funding is hampering the implementation of several agreements between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. High-level government officials from the two countries are now hammering out strategies to find adequate resources. They are expected to present their reports to Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Joseph Kabila during the final day of the South Africa - DRC Binational Commission, underway in Pretoria.
Victims of Bas-Congo violence in urgent need of medical care

IRIN - March 25, 2008

Congo mapA medical charity has expressed concerns that people wounded during clashes between the police and supporters of a politico-religious sect in the Bas-Congo province in southwest Democratic Republic of Congo are not receiving any medical help.
Launch of the national campaign against sexual violence in the DRC

MONUC - March 19, 2008

Congo womenThe Ministry of Gender, Family and Child, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and members of the ?Initiative Conjointe de lutte contre les violences sexuelles? (the joint initiative to fight against sexual violence) officially launched on 18 March 2008 in Kinshasa, the national awareness campaign and plea about sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
USAID: assistance to the DRC is expected to surpass $100 million this fiscal year

MONUC - March 18, 2008

Henrietta ForeUS development assistance to the DRC is expected to surpass $100 million this fiscal year, declared Henrietta Fore, USAID Administrator and Director of US foreign assistance during her visit to the DRC from 15 to 17 March 2008. This would bring total US contributions for 2008 up to $500 million, compared with $460 million in 2007.
Fears over increasing sect-related violence in southwest

IRIN - March 6, 2008

Ne-Muanda NsemiThe violence that has claimed several lives in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, after clashes between a religious sect and the national police, could spread further, local activists and officials warned.







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