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Kivu provinces: MONUC redoubles efforts for the implementation of the Acts of Engagement for peace

MONUC - September 4, 2008

Alan Doss and Apolinaire Malu MaluAt its weekly press conference of 3 September 2008, MONUC underlined that within the framework of the Amani Programme, it is essential that the Congolese armed groups in the Kivu provinces firmly remain “committed to the respect of the Acts which they signed. It is imperative that they implement it, and ensure that it is successful at all of it stages,” the UN mission insisted.
France contributes one million euros to support the electoral process in the DRC

MONUC - August 28, 2008

France contributes one million eurosOn 27 August 2008, the French government and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) signed an agreement for one million euros for the urban, municipal and local elections, planned for 2009. This contribution is on top of those received from the UNDP, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the European Commission.
UN probes India 'abuses' in Congo

BBC News - August 13, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoThe UN has found that its peacekeeping troops from India may have engaged in abuse and exploitation while serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply troubled by the findings.
Ban 'deeply troubled' by evidence of abuse by blue helmets in DR Congo

UN News - August 12, 2008

Ban Ki-MoonSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was ?deeply troubled? by the outcome of a probe that has revealed prima facie evidence that a number of Indian peacekeepers, previously assigned to one of the units with the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), may have engaged in sexual exploitation and abuse.
UN estimates local elections will be held before July 2009

MONUC - August 11, 2008

Carlos Valenzuela - MONUCLocal elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will take place in the first half of next year, according to the United Nations mission in the country, which is known as MONUC.
Goma: Closure of Amani Programme Steering Committee meeting

MONUC - August 8, 2008

Monuc - Goma - AmaniIn an official statement, the Committee reminds the armed groups of their responsibility to unconditionally take part in the process, in accordance with the Goma Acts of Engagement. It proposes the immediate launching of the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration programme.
High level delegation in Goma for meetings on the peace process

MONUC - August 6, 2008

Alan Doss, Malu MaluThe delegation is in Goma to take part in several meetings of the Steering Committee of the Amani Programme, to evaluate the process and to meet the actors on the ground implied in the Amani Programme, including the signatories of the Acts of Engagement of the Goma Conference. They must also give a progress report on the Nairobi process.
UN voices alarm at rising number of prison deaths

UN News - July 21, 2008

Congo prisonersHuman rights officials with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have expressed serious concern about the living conditions in the Mbuji Mayi central prison, where at least 26 prisoners have died from severe and acute malnutrition since February.
Kinshasa urges UN to investigate remarks by peacekeeper

XINHUA - July 18, 2008

UN peacekeepers in CongoThe government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is diligently awaiting the findings of an investigation initiated by the United Nations Mission in DR Congo (MONUC) over certain remarks made by a senior peacekeeping officer.
MONUC rejects the personal remarks of one of its unit commanders in North Kivu

MONUC - July 11, 2008

Alan DossMONUC received evidence, according to which, in mid-April 2008, right before the end of his UN service in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an officer of the Indian contingent commanding a blue helmets base in North-Kivu allegedly made a public statement in Kitchanga, in which he expressed his personal sympathy towards an armed group, the National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), and its leader, Laurent Nkunda.







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