A Chinese peacekeeper’s journey in DRC

August 1 marks the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). It is also a day to remember the efforts and sacrifices the Chinese Military has made for world peace and stability. Dong He, a nurse from the Chinese peacekeeping medical team in the DRC, shares her story. Subscribe to … Read more A Chinese peacekeeper’s journey in DRC

Dr Tedros talks about the importance of contact tracing in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

“We learned during Ebola outbreaks in the DRC that no matter how bad the situation is, there’s always hope.‬ The same applies to our fight against COVID-19. With strong leadership, community engagement and a comprehensive strategy to suppress transmission and save lives, this virus can be stopped.” Dr Tedros, WHO Director-General Watch the entire press … Read more Dr Tedros talks about the importance of contact tracing in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (20 July 2020)

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today (20 Jul) expressed deep concern “about the impact of the virus on indigenous peoples in the Americas, which remains the current epicentre of the pandemic.” Dr Tedros said that “as of the 6th of July, more than 70,000 cases have been reported among indigenous peoples in the Americas, and … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (20 July 2020)

Thousands protest over choice of DRC election chief

Congolese opposition activists defied a lockdown ban on protests to voice their anger at the proposed appointment of Ronsard Malonda – who critics say is too close to former president Joseph Kabila – as the head of the country’s election commission. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from … Read more Thousands protest over choice of DRC election chief

Taken from their mothers in colonial Belgium, mixed-race women sue for compensation

As colonial symbols come under scrutiny in Belgium, five mixed-race women have sued the Belgian state for “crimes against humanity”. Now over 70 years old, these women were born in what was then Belgian Congo, the present-day DRC. The offspring of Congolese mothers and European fathers, they were abducted from their mothers to be placed in religious institutions and subject … Read more Taken from their mothers in colonial Belgium, mixed-race women sue for compensation

What’s behind turmoil in DRC? | Inside Story

The Democratic Republic of Congo is braced for more violence after several people were killed in protests across the country. On Thursday, thousands of protesters defied a ban on public gatherings to march against the nomination of a new election administrator – Ronsard Malonda. They accuse Malonda of rigging previous polls in favour of the … Read more What’s behind turmoil in DRC? | Inside Story

DRC: 3 killed in protests against election chief nomination

A police officer has been lynched and at least two protesters killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during demonstrations against the nomination of the chief of Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI). Supporters of the political alliance led by President Felix Tshisekedi are angry about the selection of Ronsard Malonda who is accused of … Read more DRC: 3 killed in protests against election chief nomination

Uganda Opens Border with DRC for Refugees

Uganda opened its borders to thousands of people fleeing violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday. Refugees from the DRC were stuck in a remote area since late May after border crossing was disallowed due to coronavirus restrictions. The Ugandan government agreed to temporarily open the two border crossing points in … Read more Uganda Opens Border with DRC for Refugees

Counter-Terrorism Week & other topics – Noon briefing (6 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Counter-Terrorism Week – Integration Segment/ECOSOC – Syria, Nigeria – COVID-19/Dominican Republic – COVID-19/Malawi – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – DRC – CAR – UNTSO – Senior Personnel Appointment – Financial Contribution – Press Briefing Tomorrow COUNTER TERRORISM WEEK This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the opening event for the … Read more Counter-Terrorism Week & other topics – Noon briefing (6 July 2020)

King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial ‘cruelty’ in Congo

King Philippe of Belgium has, for the first time in the country’s history, expressed what he termed his ‘deepest regrets’ for Belgium’s colonial rule over the Congo. He acknowledged that “acts of violence and cruelty” were committed, and that the wounds are still felt in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. His message … Read more King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial ‘cruelty’ in Congo

Belgium king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ over Africa colonialism

The king of Belgium has for the first time in the country’s history expressed what he calls his “deepest regrets” for colonial rule in Africa. King Philippe acknowledged that acts of violence and cruelty were committed – and the wounds are still raw – in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His … Read more Belgium king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ over Africa colonialism

WHO PROD Ebola End of Ebola WHO Workers square en st en 25JUN2020

GOOD NEWS: The 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is OVER! WHO congratulates all those involved in this tough and often dangerous work to end the almost 2-year long outbreak. As countries around the world face the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ebola response in DRC provides valuable lessons. Many of the public health … Read more WHO PROD Ebola End of Ebola WHO Workers square en st en 25JUN2020

UN Charter Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – UN Charter Day – Deputy Secretary-General – Syria – Yemen – Mali – DRC – Brazil – Argentina – South Sudan – Sudan – UNICEF – CERF – International Days UN CHARTER DAY This morning, the Secretary-General did take part in the virtual General … Read more UN Charter Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 June 2020)

‘DRC marked by political tensions, violence & fragility due to COVID-19’ – Zerrougui (MONUSCO)

Briefing by Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Security Council Open VTC. UN Special Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Leila Zerrougui said the situation in the … Read more ‘DRC marked by political tensions, violence & fragility due to COVID-19’ – Zerrougui (MONUSCO)