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MONUSCO continues to support and protect Dr Mukwege

MONUSCO has continued to provide its support because it believes that there is a credible threat to Dr Mukwege

Following the statement made at its press conference on 10 May regarding the protection of Dr Mukwege, MONUSCO wishes to clarify that it does not provide 24H protection to Panzi hospital and that this task is carried out by the Police Nationale Congolaise (PNC). MONUSCO withdrew its permanent uniformed personnel…

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MONUSCO statement following the signing of the Special Arrangements for the implementation of the 31 December Agreement on 27 April under the auspices of the Congolese Parliament

The Special Representative reaffirms the provisions of UNSCR 2348 and urges all stakeholders to redouble their efforts to achieve greater inclusiveness in accordance with the letter and spirit of the 31 December Agreement

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of MONUSCO, Maman Sidikou, takes note of the latest political developments in the DRC and urges all Congolese stakeholders to work towards the swift and full implementation of the 31 December Agreement. He further…

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MONUSCO takes note of recent developments in the DRC and stresses the urgent need for strict implementation of the 31 December 2016 agreement

The Special Representative underscores the weighty responsibility that all Congolese political stakeholders bear at this critical juncture in their country’s history, especially in ensuring that they are guided with restraint and the spirit of dialogue which is needed now more than ever

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Congo (MONUSCO), Maman Sidikou, continues to follow recent developments in the country closely and has taken note in this regard, of the appointment by…

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MONUSCO deplores the ongoing hostilities and escalating violence in the Kasais

The violence has also now spread to new areas such as Luebo, 134 km from the capital of Kasai province, where militia have attacked symbols of the state and also released prisoners from jail

MONUSCO is alarmed by ongoing reports from the Kasai region of escalating violence that is continuing to result in serious human rights violations including an ever growing number of civilian casualties and the discovery of mass graves as well as ongoing recruitment by the militias, especially of children. The most…

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Update on the situation of the two members of the Group of Experts of the United Nations in the Kasais

MONUSCO wishes to recognize the efforts and dedication of the MONUSCO troops and police that so tirelessly searched for Michael and Zaida in extremely difficult circumstances

As announced by the Secretary General of the United Nations yesterday, the United Nations Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) has confirmed that the bodies located and recovered by MONUSCO peacekeepers on 27 March are those of the two members of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the…

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MONUSCO expresses serious concern over recent developments in Kananga

During the night of 14 to 15 March 2017, operations by the security forces in Kananga resulted in numerous deaths

MONUSCO expresses grave concern over reports of renewed violence in Kananga between 14 and 17 March 2017. The Mission has received credible reports of high numbers of deaths in the context of clashes between Kamwina Nsapu militiamen and members of the Congolese security forces.   MONUSCO is concerned by the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…