June 8, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The head of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Saturday strongly condemned an outbreak of deadly violence in the eastern areas of the DRC, sparked by a confrontation over cattle. The UN deployed peacekeepers to the area to work alongside local authorities to help ...[read more]
October 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The top official for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Martin Kobler, on Saturday condemned a series of attacks perpetrated by the Mayi-Mayi Cheka, which resulted in the deaths of 34 civilians, including 20 children, in the eastern region... ...[read more]
September 29, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The top UN official for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Saturday urged Congolese authorities to take all necessary steps required to capture two escaped national army officials, both of whom were found guilty of human violations in ...[read more]
February 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
In a statement to the UN Security Council on Friday, Special Representative of the Secretary-General Roger Meece urged the council to deploy an additional military brigade to help the "overstretched" peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Meece, the head of United ...[read more]
March 20, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
Military forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) committed human rights violations during last year's presidential elections, according to a report published Tuesday by the UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO), consisting of the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights ( ...[read more]
December 2, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Top UN officials with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) decried post-election violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Thursday and called for restraint. Acknowledging reports from international observers, MONUSCO indicated Special ...[read more]
September 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On September 17, 2010, the UN Security Council issued a condemned mass rapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), calling for justice for the victims. In the statement, issued by Security Council President Ertugrul Apakan, the council reiterated its support for past resolutions on the ...[read more]
July 22, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO) in conjunction with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report on Friday accusing soldiers in the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) of committing mass rape in last summer's conflict in ...[read more]
July 6, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DR Congo (MONUSCO) released a report confirming the use of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last summer, but continued investigations were suspended on Wednesday due to reprisal attacks on rape victims. The report, ...[read more]

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