Rutshuru, 27 June 2015 – The accelerated basic training for 400 Congolese National Police personnel in the North-Kivu province initiated by MONUSCO Police Component was officially closed on 27 June 2015 by General AWACHANGO Vital, Provincial Commissioner of the Congolese National Police in the North-Kivu with an official ceremony organized at the RUTSHURU Administration facility.
Bukavu, 3 July 2015 – Thirty-day activism for the children affected by armed conflicts was launched on Friday 3rd July 2015 by Ms. Gisèle Balegamire, Minister of Justice within the framework of the International Day of the African Child, commemorated on 16 June of each year.
KINSHASA, July 4 (Reuters) - Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the health minister said on Saturday.
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Situation: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Case: The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda
Today, 3 July 2015, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC), postponed the opening statements in the Ntaganda case, initially scheduled from 7 to 9 July 2015 to 2 to 4 September 2015. In addition, the Chamber ruled that the testimony of the first witness would start on 15 September 2015, instead of 24 August 2015. This decision was announced at a status conference held at the Court to discuss trial preparations.
South Kivu, 1st July 2015 — Wednesday 1st July saw the official handover by MONUSCO of a completed potable water supply project which will benefit about 20,000 people in and around the Natural Science Research Center (CRSN) of Luiro, in Kabare territory. The project was handed over to the community through Mr. Albert Murhi, the provincial minister for mines and water resources.
The US$ 33,790 project was financed by MONUSCO and involved the following works: rehabilitation of the water source, replacement of the water pipes over 4 km, and construction of a 24 cubic-meters reservoir.
posted on JUNE 30, 2015 by NDIAGA SECK
Kiwanja, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 25 June 2015 – “I have a very good life now but in the past, my life was hard. I couldn’t even buy myself soap. If my mother didn’t give me soap, I wouldn’t wash my clothes. Now, I can buy myself lotion, clothes and soap. At times, I get a lot of money and buy my mother some food,” Ghislain Muhindo says with a smile on his face.
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Wednesday 7/1/2015 - 20:13 GMT
Ugandan rebels blamed for slaughtering hundreds in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have a "terrorist aspect" which could draw them closer to African jihadist movements, a UN military leader said Wednesday.
The insurgency by the mainly Muslim rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) has a "terrorist aspect that must be taken extremely seriously," said General Jean Baillaud, deputy commander of MONUSCO, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in DR Congo.
The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in Bunia in partnership with Human Rights NGOs organized an open conference-debate in the district of Ituri to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture commemorated on 26 June of each year.
The concepts of torture and Human Rights violations as well as the situational analysis of the acts of tortures committed in this district and fight against torture from 2013 to date are the themes addressed by this commemoration; the last theme was presented by the Chief Military Prosecutor of the Ituri Garrison.
Ahead of the planned elections in Burundi thousands have fled to neighboring countries.
The number of newly arrived Burundian refugees in DRC stands at 10,590 as of 25 June. Out of these 10,425 have undergone biometric registration.
GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO— The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has launched a training program for former child combatants and victims of sexual violence.
Nearly 80 people crammed into a small village hall Friday in Nyiragongo territory in eastern Congo to witness the signing of an agreement to help young victims, and perpetrators, of recent violence rebuild their lives.
posted on JUNE 25, 2015 by NDIAGA SECK
Luvungi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 5 June 2015 – “My daughter Myriam has been very ill lately. She had fever and her legs were swollen. Her hair changed. That’s why I brought her to hospital this morning,” says worried 25 year-old Navran Tulinabo from Luvungi, South Kivu eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). With her 2 year-old baby girl on her lap, the mother of six is waiting to see a doctor.
posted on JUNE 26, 2015 by SYLVIE SONA
In light of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Resolution 1612, UNICEF and the Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG) is launching an awareness-raising campaign all over the Democratic Republic of Congo from 26 June to 26 July, to celebrate 10 years of fighting against serious violations of children’s rights during armed conflicts.
Mayoyao, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 6/27/2015 - 14:14 GMT
Five civilians and three soldiers were killed in an attack by rebels on a Congolese army camp near Beni in the restive east of the country.
An AFP photographer saw the bodies of the victims as well as those of eight alleged guerilla fighters killed by the army after the raid on Friday at May-Moya in North Kivu province.
Bukavu, 23 June 2015 – Since 15 June, 230 members of the Congolese Police have been undergoing two months refresher training in “the maintenance and restoration of public order” and “Intervention gestures and professional techniques”
The training is organized by the Congolese National Police (PNC), in cooperation with the United Nations Police (UNPOL) component of MONUSCO, as part of PNC capacity building.
Members of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency team in the province of South Kivu, in eastern DRC, have vaccinated children and young people aged between 6 months and 15 years after the authorities declared a measles epidemic in the region of Bunyakiri, where several confirmed cases of measles had been recorded.
A new partnership with Germany to strengthen collaboration in emergency response; beginning with the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Wednesday 6/24/2015 - 19:21 GMT
The United Nations said Wednesday that around a quarter of Congolese militia group the Patriotic Revolutionary Forces of Ituri (FRPI) had been "neutralised" after a three-week military operation.
The Congolese army, backed by UN peacekeeping troops, launched an offensive against the FRPI in early June -- leaving 35 people dead, 52 wounded, and 36 captured alive, according to Martin Kobler, head of the UN's MONUSCO mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DR Congo explores areas of partnership with IITA
Senior Advisors in the office of the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (Drs John Ulimwengu and Kamwanga Masankisa) are in Nigeria exploring areas of partnership with IITA. The move is part of DR Congo’s efforts to transform its agricultural potential, create wealth, and jobs for the rapidly growing youth population.
Ituri district, 23 June 2015 – “Give up weapons and join the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) process to give a chance to peace”. This was the message Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, delivered to militiamen of the Force de resistance patriotique en Ituri (Patriotic Resistance Force in Ituri, FRPI), during his two-day visit to region, which included visits to the localities of Aveba and Bukiringi in Irumu territory.