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MONUSCO repels deadly attack by suspected ADF in Mamundioma; reinforcements deployed to secure the location

The injured peacekeepers have been evacuated to Goma for medical assistance

In the early hours of Monday morning, MONUSCO repelled an attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on a MONUSCO position in Mamundioma, North Kivu province, during which the Mission sustained casualties. Initial reports suggest two peacekeepers are dead and several are wounded. The injured peacekeepers have been evacuated to…

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MONUSCO Deploys Troops to Protect Civilians in Uvira

MONUSCO Deputy Force Commander is on the site in order to oversee the situation

In response to clashes between presumed armed groups and the Congolese national army (FARDC) in the area of Uvira (South Kivu province), the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) yesterday rapidly deployed troops in order to deter any attack to the city and…

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MONUSCO is gravely concerned by the use of lethal weapons by Congolese defense and security forces in a crowd control operation in Bukavu

Congolese defense and security forces reportedly fired warning shots to disperse demonstrators protesting against rampant insecurity and repeated cases of armed robbery in the locality

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of MONUSCO, Maman Sidikou, is gravely concerned by the use of lethal force by Congolese defense and security forces in response to public protests in Bukavu, South Kivu province, leading to civilian casualties including children.…

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Following deadly clashes, MONUSCO provides support to Burundian refugees in Kamanyola

MONUSCO evacuated 32 of the seriously injured Burundian refugees from Kamanyola by helicopter and road to Goma and Bukavu hospitals

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has been providing life-saving support to Burundian refugees following deadly clashes that occurred last Friday in Kamanyola (South Kivu province) in which 38 refugees (24 men, 13 women, and one child) and one Congolese military officer…

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MONUSCO Strongly Condemns the Intrusion of FARDC Troops into its Kananga Base

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Maman Sidikou strongly condemns the violation of the premises of the United Nations in Kananga, in Kasai central province on 28 August 2017 by soldiers of the Congolese Army. A group of soldiers, commanded by General Marcellin…

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The DRC Armed Group Leader Sheka Handed Over by MONUSCO to the Congolese Authorities

Sheka has been wanted since 2011 by the Congolese justice system for crimes against humanity, including mass rape and child recruitment

Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka, leader of the armed group Nduma Defense of Congo (NDC), was transferred on Friday August 4th to Kinshasa and was handed over by MONUSCO to the Congolese judicial authorities. Sheka has been under MONUSCO supervision in Goma since his surrender on 26 July.  He is accompanied by…

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MONUSCO underlines the need for the respect of fundamental freedoms and rights and urges all Congolese stakeholders to exercise restraint

Maman S. Sidikou, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of MONUSCO, expresses concern over the arbitrary arrests and detentions which occurred in different parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following peaceful civil society mobilization to protest delays in the publication of the electoral calendar and…

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Closure of 5 fixed bases in the North-Kivu province for the purposes of more flexibility and mobility

Those bases are located in Walikale-centre and Bunyapuri (Territory of Walikale), in Masisi-centre and Nyabiondo (Territory of Masisi) and Luofu (Territory of Lubero)

Within the framework of its change of mode of operations, MONUSCO will close, as from 31st July, five fixed bases in the territories of Walikale, Masisi and Lubero in the North-Kivu, says the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in DRC, Maman Sidikou. Those bases are located in Walikale-centre and…

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The 31 December 2016 agreement must be implemented in his entirety by the signatories with no further delay (SRSG)

The United Nations recalls that this Agreement remains the only viable and peaceful way through the current political crisis towards the organization of peaceful and credible elections

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Head of MONUSCO Maman Sidikou is closely following recent political developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in particular the recent declarations made by key national stakeholders. The Special Representative reminds…

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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…