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DRC: MONUSCO withdrawal plan to be completed by Nov 15

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | Details on the withdrawal plan of the peacekeeping mission from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will be completed by Nov. 15, DRC Vice Prime Minister Christophe Lutundula said late Monday. Lutundula, also the Congolese foreign minister, outlined the key phases of the withdrawal …

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UN peacekeeping mission MONUSCO starts withdrawing from DR Congo

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua | The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has already initiated the withdrawal of its mission in the country, said MONUSCO chief Bintou Keita late Monday. The withdrawal is made “on the basis of the achievement of the minimum …

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DR Congo accuses M23 of shooting at MONUSCO helicopter

Kinshasa, DRC | Xinhua |  The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday condemned the attack on a helicopter of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) on the outskirts of the city of Goma, the capital of the eastern North Kivu province. …

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Mass graves found in DR Congo’s eastern Ituri Province: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | UN peacekeepers have discovered mass graves in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) containing the bodies of 42 civilians, a UN spokesman said on Wednesday. The victims, including 12 women and six children, were discovered in the village of Nyamamba in the country’s eastern Ituri …

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UN chief appoints new commander of peacekeeping force in DR Congo

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appointed Lieutenant General Otávio Rodrigues De Miranda Filho of Brazil as the new force commander of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Miranda Filho succeeds Lieutenant General Marcos de Sá Affonso da …

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M23 kills 131 civilians in eastern DRC: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last week, M23 rebels killed at least 131 civilians, including 17 women and 12 children, a UN spokesman said on Thursday. “An additional 8 people were shot and wounded, 60 people were abducted and at least 22 …

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