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UN / EBOLA UPDATE

A UN Spokesperson confirmed the re-emergence of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the disease has killed 13 people since July. He also said that "the current trend of limitations on flights is having adverse effects on efforts to control the disease.” UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The special representative for the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) "took responsibility for the inaction" of MONUSCO troops in early June when 33 people were massacred by armed assailants in South Kivu province. UNIFEED-UNTV

7 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / PEACEKEEPING TRENDS

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that UN peacekeeping “is at a key moment" as it faces new challenges and a growing budget to support operations, now approaching eight billion dollars. UNIFEED – UNTV

11 Jun 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/ AGENCY BANKING

Banks generally consider poor customers too risky and too expensive to serve. But in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even low-income people now have a safe place to save money, earn interest and manage economic decisions.  WORLD BANK

23 May 2014 | Read More »

ICC / KATANGA

The International Criminal Court (ICC), today, sentenced Congolese warlord Germain Katanga to a total of 12 years of prison for crimes committed during the attack on the village of Bogoro in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in February 2003.  ICC

23 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that recent events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in Somalia are "demonstrating that progress is possible" in combating sexual violence in conflict zones. UNIFEED  - UNTV

25 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

United Nations officials called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up the fight against impunity for rape and sexual violence, which remain widespread and largely unpunished despite some progress in holding perpetrators accountable. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said rebel armed groups and government soldiers "were [...]

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN

The eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is known as the "rape capital of the world" where hundred of thousands of women have been raped and tortured by various militias active in the region including Congolese Army troopers.  IRIN

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN 2

Sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has climbed to levels unseen anywhere else in the world. Impunity for perpetrators is one of the reasons why this part of the African continent is the worst place in the world to be a woman. IRIN

5 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) says while the Ebola outbreak  in Guinea is serious, it is relatively small so far in comparison with earlier outbreaks of the disease. As of Monday, there were 122 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in Guinea of whom 80 had died. CH UNTV

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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