United Nations to conduct inquiry into experts' deaths - ClickLancashire

Guterres confirmed the two bodies found by peacekeepers of the United Nations mission in Congo belong to the missing United Nations experts, a statement said. The bodies of Michael Sharp, Zaida Catalan and Betu Tshintela were discovered in Central ...

Who killed two United Nations investigators in central Congo? - SOFREP (press release) (subscription)

Kananga, Congo(DRC) – On March 28th the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres confirmed the identities of two bodies found in a shallow grave just south of the city of Kananga, as U.N. human rights investigators Michael Sharp and Zahida ...

Congo violence could be war crimes: ICC - Yahoo7 News

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 say. About 400 people have been killed in Kasai province ...

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 ...

U.N. council renews Congo peacekeeping mission, lowers troop cap - TODAYonline

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. Photo: Reuters. mail · print. View all comments. Tweet · Share. Published: 5:42 AM ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

DR Congo: Security Council extends peacekeeping mandate, but reduces troop strength - UN News Centre

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

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. All Social. MONUSCO is the biggest and costliest UN mission [File: ...

Father of UN Expert Killed in Congo Wants Son's Work to Continue - Voice of America

For the last five years, Michael J. Sharp lived in one of the most dangerous countries in Africa, trying to broker peace between armed groups. "He was following his passion and mission to make peace in the world — a very broken and violent world," his ...

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 ...

UN renews smaller DR Congo peacekeeping force - Digital Journal

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously 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 whose bodies ...

ICC prosecutor warns on spiralling DR Congo violence - www.worldbulletin.net

The ICC, set up in 2002 to probe and prosecute the world's worst crimes, has been investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity in the DRC since June 2004. World Bulletin / News Desk. International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda ...

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 ...

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 ...