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In Tanzania, UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to ‘blue helmets’ killed in DR Congo

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix takes part in a ceremony in Dar es Salaam honouring Tanzanian peacekeepers killed on 7 December in an attack on UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) Company Operating Base at Semuliki in Beni territory. Photo/UNIC Dar es Salaam 14 December 2017 – The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations on Thursday attended a ceremony in the port city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in honour of the country’s peacekeepers recently killed during their mission in a neighbouring country. “We are here today to honor 14 fallen peacekeepers from Tanzania who made the ultimate sacrifice in...

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Tanzanian leader ‘shocked’ by killings of peacekeepers in DRCongo

DR Congo’s huge eastern region has long been wracked by violence, but fighting between government soldiers and militia groups, as well as inter-ethnic clashes, has increased significantly this year Tanzania’s President John Magufuli said Saturday he was shocked by an attack on a UN base in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo which killed 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers. The soldiers were all members of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces participating in a peacekeeping operation in the conflict-torn eastern region of the country. “I am very shocked and saddened to hear of the deaths of our young, brave soldiers and heroes...

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At least 14 peacekeepers dead in volatile eastern DR Congo

UN chief condemns attack that leaves at least 14 peacekeepers dead in volatile eastern DR Congo 8 December 2017 – At least 14 United Nations ‘blue helmets’ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history. Late Thursday, a MONUSCO (the UN Stabilization Mission in the DRC) Company Operating Base at Semuliki in Beni territory, North Kivu, was attacked by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) elements, resulting in a protracted fighting between the suspected armed group elements and MONUSCO and...

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DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

The Kivu Security Tracker maps violence by armed groups and Congolese security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Kivu provinces. © 2017 Kivu Security Tracker (Goma) – The new Kivu Security Tracker will map violence by armed groups and Congolese security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Kivu provinces, Human Rights Watch and the New York University-based Congo Research Group said today. The joint project will monitor the worst violence in North and South Kivu provinces through maps, graphs, and analytical reports. According to initial results from the Tracker, from June to November 2017, at least 526 civilians were...

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DR Congo: Hunger crisis, scarce funds could push Kasais to brink of catastrophe, UN agency warns

Internally displaced Congolese families from Kasai Province wait in line for food in the grounds of a former clinic in the town of Idiofa, Kwilu Province after fleeing violence near their villages. Photo: UNHCR/John Wesseles 7 December 2017 – An acute hunger emergency ravaging Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s strife-torn Greater Kasai region could transform into a long-term disaster if additional resources are not made available urgently, the United Nations food relief agency warned Thursday. “ Without immediate donor support, many – particularly women and children – will die,” said Claude Jibidar, the head of the UN World Food...

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