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Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

MONUSCO strongly condemns the persistent violence in the Kasai Provinces

Particularly, since 9 February 2017, there have been ongoing clashes between Kamuina Nsapu militia and Congolese Security Forces within the area of Tshimbulu (160 Kilometers South East of Kananga) with unconfirmed reports of between 30 to 50 deaths resulting from these clashes

MONUSCO is concerned about the persistent conflict in the Kasais which is marked by violent atrocities committed by the Kamuina Nsapu militia including their recruitment and use of child soldiers whilst targeting symbols and institutions of State authority as well as the disproportionate use of force by the Forces Armées…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

MONUSCO extends its condolences to the Congolese people following the passing of Mr. Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the UDPS

The president of the UDPS died at age 84 on 1st February 2017 in Brussels

With sadness and dismay Maman Sambo Sidikou, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the DRC and Head of MONUSCO, learned about the death of Mr. Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social (UDPS) and Chairman of the Committee of Wise Men…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

MONUSCO expresses grave concern over the recent wave of ongoing arrests and detentions

The United Nations has not consistently been granted the required access to verify the conditions of those arrested

Maman S. Sidikou, the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of MONUSCO, expressed his grave concern over the wave of ongoing arrests, some of which are arbitrary, and detentions in the last three days across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Since 16 December, the United Nations…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

MONUSCO strongly condemns the Mayi Mayi militia attack in Butembo

The attack resulted in one member of National Police killed, one MONUSCO peacekeeper killed and two peacekeepers injured

Maman S. Sidikou, the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of MONUSCO, strongly condemns the Mayi-Mayi militia attack on several areas of Butembo, Beni territory, in North Kivu province, on 19 December. The attack resulted in one member of National Police killed, one MONUSCO peacekeeper killed and two…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

MONUSCO condemns the attacks perpetrated in Tshikapa

A MONUSCO multidisciplinary team will be travelling to Tshikapa in the coming days to assess the situation and meet with local authorities with a view to supporting them in enhancing security measures

The town of Tshikapa was the scene of clashes between alleged militiamen and security forces between 2nd and 3rd December 2016, resulting in loss of lives, injuries and extensive property damage.   "MONUSCO strongly condemns violence from whatever quarter, and remains concerned at the increasing levels of violence in the…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

MONUSCO condemns the deadly attack on IDPs at Luhanga, North Kivu

MONUSCO strongly condemns this attack against civilians and extends its sympathy and condolences to the families of the deceased

A group of some 50 Mayi-Mayi Mazembe this morning attacked over 1000 Hutu displaced families, located at Luhanga in North Kivu, killing more than 20 and injuring a similar number. A MONUSCO detachment in the vicinity of Luhanga, upon hearing shooting, immediately deployed and engaged the Mayi-Mayi, repelling the attack.…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

Goma : An explosive device kills 1 child and injures 32 peacekeepers of the Indian battalion serving in MONUSCO

MONUSCO deployed a multi-disciplinary team to the scene to determine the cause of the incident and the nature of the explosive device

An explosive device exploded this morning in Keyshero, a district situated west of the city of Goma in the North Kivu province, when the Indian peacekeepers were conducting their morning exercise.  The blast left one child dead and several people wounded: 1 civilian and 32 peacekeepers, 5 of whom were…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the DRC offers his condolences to the Congolese people following the recent killing in Beni

Reports indicate that 31 victims have been brought to Beni town, while 5 victims were reportedly buried at the scene of the attack

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in DRC and Head of MONUSCO, Maman Sambo Sidikou, offers his condolences to the Congolese people in general and to the population of Beni in particular, following the attack on the civilian population during the night of 13 to 14 August 2016,…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

MONUSCO pays a warm tribute to Reverend Priest Malu Malu, honorary president of the Independent Electoral Commission “CENI”

Following the death of Reverend Priest Apollinaire Malu Malu on Thursday night, 30th June 2016 in Dallas, USA, MONUSCO extends warm tribute to the man who organized the first democratic elections in 2006. This huge work done by him will go down in the annals of the DRC’s political history. “I…

Source: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) |

MONUSCO applauds DRC Government’s efforts to fight torture, especially through reinforcing the related legal framework

On the occasion of the commemoration of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, this 26 June 2016, the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the National Human Rights Commission and Human Rights NGOs, organized in Kinshasa and…