Security Council Grants Mandate Extension for United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Democratic Republic of ... - Reliefweb

The Security Council renewed the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) this morning, extending it until 31 March 2018 while reducing the operation's troop ceiling by some ...

Security Council renews mandate of UN mission in DRC - Xinhua

UNITED NATIONS, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) until March 31, 2018. In a resolution adopted here, the Security Council ...

UNSC renews smaller DR Congo peacekeeping force - The New Times

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to renew the mandate of the peacekeeping force in DR Congo, but cut its numbers. The council paid tribute to two kidnapped UN researchers whose bodies were found this week, and voted to ...

UN Security Council cuts 500 peacekeepers from Congo mission - Beloit Daily News

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to cut 500 troops from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo and improve its operations to focus on protecting civilians and enabling presidential elections this year — key ...

DR Congo: Security Council extends peacekeeping mandate, but reduces troop strength - Reliefweb

UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) BMP armored vehicle on patrol. © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti. 31 March 2017 – The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the Democratic ...

United Nations workers found dead in the Congo - Normangee Star

The remains of two United Nations investigators and their Congolese interpreter who went missing two weeks ago have been found in DR Congo's Kasai-Central province, the government and the United Nations said. He was kidnapped by an unidentified ...

UN renews smaller DRC peackeeping force - News24

New York - The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Friday to renew the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but cut its numbers. Members of the council paid tribute to two kidnapped UN researchers ...

DR Congo peacekeeping: UN votes to scale down mission - BBC News

The UN Security Council has voted to cut the size of Monusco, its largest and most expensive peacekeeping mission, which operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Under a draft plan, the total of 19,000 peacekeepers will be reduced by 3,000. The UN ...

UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force - Aljazeera.com

Security Council cuts number of MONUSCO mission troops as US seeks cutting costs and streamlining of UN's operations. 31 Mar 2017 19:43 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. MONUSCO is the biggest and costliest UN mission [File: ...

DR Congo tribal rebellion: What we know - New Vision

The international community has urged the military in the Democratic Republic of Congo to show restraint in efforts to end a bloody rebellion by a militia in the region of Kasai. Photo/AFP. Beheadings, mass graves, kidnapped foreigners, child soldiers ...

UN Security Council votes to cut force in violence-wracked DR Congo - Deutsche Welle

The UN vote came just hours after a prosecutor for the ICC said war-crimes may have been committed in the DR Congo. The UN is also pressing President Joseph Kabila to honor a power-sharing deal with the opposition. Kongo Kananga Tshimbulu ...

Recent Congo violence could amount to war crimes - ICC prosecutor - The Star Online

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Recent acts of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the killing of foreign United Nations experts, could constitute war crimes, the International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Friday. About 400 people have ...

After the Murder of Two UN Experts, What Next for Congo's Peacekeeping Mission? - Newsweek

Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan were traveling in Congo's Central Kasai province with four Congolese colleagues when they were abducted on March 12 near the remote village of Ngombe. The pair belonged to the U.N. Group of Experts on Congo and ...

UN council renews Congo peacekeeping mission, lowers troop cap - Reuters

U.N. Peacekeepers patrol the streets during violent protests to press President Joseph Kabila to step down, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe. By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS.

ICC prosecutor warns on spiralling DR Congo violence - Daily Mail

International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda warned Friday against spiralling violence in the volatile Democratic Republic of Congo, saying her office was "carefully monitoring" the situation. "I am deeply concerned by the numerous ...

Sweden: UN, Congo must investigate deaths of Swede, American - ClickLancashire

The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter were found in Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into recent violence ...

Bodies Of Two Kidnapped UN Experts Found In Graveyard - GoozerNation

Kidnapped by unknown agitators since the 13th of March this year , the corpses of two United Nations experts have been found in a graveyard in Congo, outside the city of Kananga close to the initial place they went missing. Both were on an official ...

ICC prosecutor says Congo violence could be war crimes - ABC News

The prosecutor of the International Criminal court says the brutal killing of a United Nations expert team and other violence in Congo could be crimes under her court's jurisdiction. Fatou Bensouda issued a statement Friday saying she is "deeply ...

Congo to probe deaths of American, Swede - ClickLancashire

"After tests ... it is possible to identify the bodies as the two United Nations experts and their interpreter as being found near the Moyo river", Congo government spokesman Lambert Mende told the Associated Press. Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan of ...

Slain American UN investigator was 'not afraid to die' - defenceWeb

Family of dead UN investigator speaks American Michael Sharp told his mother two years ago he was committed to helping the Congolese people in his role as a UN investigator and was "not afraid to die," she recalled after he was murdered this week along ...