Congolese army drives M23 rebels out of eastern DR CongoListen /
• The Congolese government has extended its authority to the areas of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congolese army, supported by the UN Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) has pushed the M23 out of the areas it had controlled. The MONUSCO Force Commander says the authorities are now in full control of roads and communications infrastructure in the region.
A major UNEP meeting in Nairobi tackles environment crime
• A major meeting is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya this week to discuss environment crime and wild life protection across Africa. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that wildlife crime, such as elephant and rhino poaching, is worth $15-20 billion dollars annually. UNEP is working with Interpol to combat this crime.
After 23 years, international mail services resume in Somalia
• Starting this month Somalis will again experience one of the simple joys in life: getting a letter from a loved one abroad. The Universal Postal Union (UPU) announced the official resumption of international mail service on 1 November. Through an agreement with the postal operator in the United Arab Emirates, international mail to Somalia will be forwarded through the city of Dubai.
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