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'Deadly environment' plus 'political and social' obstacles hinder Ebola fight, Security Council hears

UN News - July 24, 2019

Leila Zerrougui (on screen), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, briefs the Security Council., by UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeThe problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factors”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council.
Ebola outbreak declared an international Public Health Emergency

UN News - July 17, 2019

Finnish Red Cross/Maria Santto Rinsing Ebola protective gear in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (31 May 2019).The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”.
Political tensions 'running high' in DR Congo ahead of 2016 elections

UN News Centre - October 7, 2015

Election day in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 28 November 2011. Photo: MONUSCOThe top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far.
Congo Will Not Sign a 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, Government Says

Congo News Agency - November 6, 2013

Lambert Mende OmalangaThe Congolese government says it will not sign a “peace deal” with the M23 rebels now that they have been defeated. Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters during a news conference in Kinshasa on Tuesday that there will only be a “statement.”
Advancing Congo Troops Take Control of Rumangabo From M23 Rebels

Radio Okapi - October 28, 2013

FARDC soldiers on the front linesDR Congo’s army continued its advance north towards M23 rebel strongholds on Monday. After Kibumba, Kiwanja and Rutshuru, it was the turn of Rumangabo to fall under the control of the Congolese Armed Forces, also known as the FARDC.
Congo Army Dislodges M23 Rebels From Strategic Town of Kibumba

Radio Okapi - October 26, 2013

Colonel Mamadou Ndala briefs North Kivu governor Julien Paluku in KibumbaDR Congo's army has recaptured the town of Kibumba, located 27 kilometers north of Goma, in North Kivu province. The spokesman of the Congolese Armed Forces in the province, Col. Olivier Hamuli, announced Saturday afternoon that the army, known as FARDC, had taken control of the town. He called on the M23 rebels to disarm.
Congo Army Takes Control of Kibumba After Fighting With M23 Rebels Resumes

Radio Okapi - October 25, 2013

FARDC soldiersDR Congo's army took control of the center of Kibumba on Friday after fighting broke out early in the morning with M23 rebels. The area had been completely occupied by the rebels before the fighting began in the territory of Nyiragongo, in North Kivu province.
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.
Rwanda 'recruiting for M23 rebels'

BBC News - July 31, 2013

More than 800,000 civilians have been displaced because of the M23 rebellionFour Rwandans have told the BBC the army forcibly recruited them to fight for the M23 rebel group in neighbouring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The four said they were seeking asylum in Uganda after fleeing the fighting.
UN mission sets up security zone in eastern DR Congo, gives rebels 48 hour ultimatum

UN News Centre - July 30, 2013

Tanzanian special forces, part of MONUSCO, in Sake, North KivuThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo announced that it will, for the first time, use its intervention brigade to enforce a security zone around the flashpoint city of Goma in the eastern part of the country, giving rebels 48 hours to disarm.







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