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Security Council stresses its commitment to ensure successful presidential, provincial elections

Monuc - September 23, 2006

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council stressed today its commitment to the peaceful conduct of the second round of presidential and provincial elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and its determination to ensure the success of the peace process in that country, in the interests of the Congolese people, Central Africa and the Great Lakes region.
MONUC remains concerned with large number of arms circulating in Kinshasa

Monuc - September 13, 2006

Kinshasa - gunsAt the weekly MONUC press conference this Wednesday September 13, MONUC stated that it remains concerned with the large number of arms, and men with arms circulating in Kinshasa, as the second round of presidential elections approaches.
CIAT calls for the reduction and billeting of the forces of both presidential candidates

Monuc - September 11, 2006

CIAT - CongoThe second round of the presidential election, as well as the provincial elections approaches. In order that the election campaign, as well as the polls and their aftermath take place in a climate of peace, calm and security, the CIAT* requires the billeting of all the units of the FARDC, on the whole national territory, except for those committed to joint operations with MONUC in the east of the country.
W.Swing: The CIAT will cease its functions when the new president takes up his duties

Monuc - September 11, 2006

William SwingOn Saturday September 9 2006, William Swing, the UN Special Representative in the DRC, gave a progress report to Radio Okapi on the role of MONUC, in this part of the political transition.
Netherlands makes further contribution to DRC transition to democracy

Monuc - September 7, 2006

William SwingNetherlands made a further contribution to the transition to democracy in the DRC this Thursday September 7, with the allocation of 300,000 euros in funding to MONUC, in order to assist the Congolese Armed Forces -the FARDC- in carrying out joint operations with MONUC against the remaining armed elements in eastern DRC.
G. Gaye: "Ensuring an atmosphere of calm and security for the elections is our priority"

Monuc - August 28, 2006

General GayeAs calm returned to Kinshasa, we questioned MONUC force commander General Babacar Gaye, on the events which occurred in the capital from August 20 to 22. He gives his account of the events of which he was an actor and witness, and describes the measures taken to restore the situation.
MONUC welcomes the successful holding of elections in DR Congo

Monuc - August 2, 2006

Congo - ElectionsThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) hails the holding in peace of the first free and democratic elections in DR Congo.
Trafficking in illicit arms in DR Congo is a 'genuine threat' to peace: UN team

UN News Centre - July 21, 2006

Small ArmsDocumenting repeated violations of the Security Council's arms embargo against the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a team of experts appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned today that illicit trafficking represents a "genuine threat" to peace and called for close cooperation with the UN mission in the country to address the problem, particularly in the run-up to the 30 July elections.
New disarmament deadline, amnesty offer for militiamen

IRIN - June 16, 2006

Congo MilitiamenMilitia active in Ituri District in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have until 30 June to disarm, according to an ultimatum by the national army and the United Nations Mission in the DRC, known as MONUC.
Greater UN presence needed in Katanga to counter hunger, atrocities

UN News Service - March 23, 2006

United Nations relief officials are calling for stepped-up humanitarian and peacekeeping measures to confront hunger and ?horrific atrocities? in Katanga in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where fighting between the army and Mai Mai rebels has driven over 150,000 people from their homes in the last six months.









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