UN peacekeeping chief visits Africa's Great Lakes region

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Hervé Ladsous

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping operations, Hervé Ladsous, began a visit to the Great Lakes region of Africa on Monday.

The aim of the six-day visit to Africa is to discuss with national and regional leaders the situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where rebel groups are causing instability.

Mr. Ladsous started his mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where he says a lot of things have happened in the past few months.

"We have to review even more the situation as the UN Secretary-General has decided to convene a mini-summit on the region’s problems in New York on September 27. So I have come to Kinshasa. I will also go to Goma as well to see what is happening in the Eastern region. I am going to the different capitals to assess the situation and to see how this mini-summit can contribute in unlocking the situation and that things get better."

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From the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mr. Hervé Ladsous is expected to also visit Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa.

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