No decision has been made on the size of the reinforcement, but a date for the deployment should be announced soon, MONUSCO
military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Prosper Basse told Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Meanwhile, French Ambassador Alexis Lamek said that according to Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Edmund Mulet, "the only act of shelling witnessed by MONUSCO
towards the Rwandan territory in the vicinity of Goma, do come from the M23."
Ban made the recommendation in a strategic review of the 20,000strong MONUSCO
submitted to the UN Security Council last week, just as the mission was gearing up for an offensive against Hutu rebels in the east.
| NEW YORK, Dec 28 (KUNA) -- The first batch of UN police force from the UN peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO
), arrived in Juba, South Sudan, to help manage the chaos in the country, the UN announced late Friday.
Kobler, who is currently a special representative for the UN mission in Iraq, will take over as head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO
) after current representative Roger Meece leaves in July.
Captain Mohammad Tahir Khan (UNMIL), Lieutenant Shab Hamid Bajwa (UNMIL), Naib Subedar Mohammad Iqbal (MONUSCO
), Naik Mohammad Saleem Akhtar (UNMIS), Naik Mohammad Riaz Khan (MONUSCO
), Naik Itbar Khan (UNMIS), Sepoy Karim Khan (UNMIL) and Sapper Gul Sher (UNOCI) were martyred in the line of duty.
In addition, the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known as MONUSCO
, helped the Government defeat the M23 rebels that had preyed on civilians in the country's east.
| NEW YORK, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attacks by the M23 rebel group against the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO
) in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which killed one Tanzanian peacekeeper.
A convoy of the UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO
) had been ambushed in South Kivu province by armed men late on Tuesday, Biliaminou Alao, the regional spokesman of MONUSCO
told Kinshasa-based Radio Okapi.
Bukavu/Rawalpindi, March 27, 2011 (Frontier Star): A ceremony for award of UN Medals to Pakistani peacekeepers serving in United Nations Stabilization Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO
) was held at Bukavu in South Kivu province.