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President Jacob Zuma to Co-Chair the 6th SA-DRC Bi-National Summit in Pretoria

dfa.gov.za - October 30, 2009

Joseph Kabila and Jacob ZumaSouth African President Jacob Zuma will, on 30 October 2009, co-chair the SA-DRC Bi- National Summit with his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, President Joseph Kabila at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria. President Jacob Zuma will be supported by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and 11 other Government Ministers and Senior Officials.
Congolese "brutally deported" from Angola

IRIN - October 6, 2009

Bas-Congo province mapThousands of Congolese citizens are being deported from Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) under alarming circumstances, say humanitarian workers.
Surrenders and repatriations of FDLR combatants increase as MONUC steps up DDRRR efforts

MONUC - September 28, 2009

MONUC - CongoConcerted efforts by MONUC's DDRRR personnel and peacekeepers have contributed to a significant rise in surrenders and voluntary repatriation of FDLR combatants and dependents. UNHCR has also registered a steady rise in Rwandan refugees seeking to return home.
Congo Ready to Settle Displaced People, Says Government Spokesman

VOA News - September 10, 2009

Congo refugees - IDPsThe Democratic Republic of Congo says it will re-integrate Internally Displaced People (IDP) into society after the United Nations closes camps in the restive Kivu provinces. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees announced that it will be closing IDP camps this week after a sharp drop of violence in Kivu.
First Elements of Additional Troops to Reinforce MONUC Arrive in DRC

MONUC - August 27, 2009

MONUCAn advanced team of 10 officers and 178 troops from the Bangladeshi army arrived in Bunia, district of Ituri yesterday Wednesday 26 August ahead of a new contingent which will be part of the 3000 additional troops authorized by the Security Council in December 2009 to deploy in DRC.
Susan Rice: United Nations Peacekeeping Force Under Severe Strain

VOA News - July 30, 2009

US ambassador to the UN Susan RiceThe U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says the U.N. peacekeeping force is stretched to the limit, and needs more support and supervision. Ambassador Susan Rice told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that peacekeeping helps protect the United States and other nations. Rice is urging Congress to support peacekeeping, despite sexual misconduct by a few members of the force.
MONUC trains its staff on sexual exploitation and abuse

MONUC - July 30, 2009

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoMounia Lakhdar-Hamina and Kandi Godia, of the Conduct and Discipline (CDU) unit recalled the importance for staff to conduct themselves well. “Recruited to assist a country beset by various difficulties, MONUC staff are continually watched by the population,” said Ms Kandi Godia. In this respect, they are expected to comply with “the highest standards of conduct required by their private and professional lives.” In other words, staff should comply with the UN codes of conduct and the host country’s laws, she added.
UN team looking into alleged sexual misconduct by blue helmets in DR Congo

UN News - July 24, 2009

MONUC peacekeepers in CongoA fact-finding team has been dispatched by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate rumours of sexual misconduct surrounding some blue helmets stationed in the country’s far east.
Senior UN peacekeeping official assesses DR Congo's prisons

UN News - July 22, 2009

Congo prisonA senior United Nations peacekeeping official continued his tour today of the war-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he is evaluating the state of the country’s troubled prison system.
Eastern DR Congo still faces security, humanitarian challenges - Ban Ki-moon

UN News - July 8, 2009

Ban Ki-moonThe security and humanitarian situation in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to crumble, despite the recent signing of a peace pact between the Government and a key militia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in a new report.







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