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UN forces in DRC on high alert ahead of possible rebel group advance

Listen / Hervé Ladsous

Congolese forces and UN peacekeepers are attempting to hold off a possible rebel advance towards the city of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the head of UN peacekeeping operations. Hervé Ladsous spoke to journalists on Saturday after briefing an emergency Security Council meeting which was called following an early [...]

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Security Council set to increase sanctions against DRC rebel group

Listen / Security Council chamber

The Security Council has condemned the latest attacks by the M23 movement in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. In an emergency meeting on Saturday, the Council expressed its deep concern regarding the rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis brought on by the ongoing military activities of the rebel group. An M23 attack on [...]

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Political will key to reducing road deaths:WHO

Listen / road traffic

According the World Health Organization, every 20 seconds somewhere in the world, someone is killed in a road traffic crash. "Learning from the past" is the theme of this year's World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 18 November. Etienne Krug, Chair of the UN Road Safety Collaboration, told Gerry Adams it is possible [...]

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