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Zwei Jahre "offensives Peacekeeping" in der DR Kongo: Eine Bestandsaufnahme 10/2015 Download (1,1 MB)
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‘Deadly environment’ plus ‘political and social’ obstacles hinder Ebola fight in DRC, Security Council hears (24.07.2019)

The problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factors”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Ebola outbreak now a Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares (17.07.2019)

The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”.

UN sees a path to peace in Kasai region (10.07.2019)

A team of UN experts reports a decrease in violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region and they say a change in governing authorities may present an opening for peace and reconciliation in the troubled region. The team has presented a report Wednesday on the current situation in...

‘Beyond reasonable doubt’, international court convicts notorious rebel leader of war crimes (08.07.2019)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty “beyond reasonable doubt”, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the volatile Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between 2002 and 2003.

DR Congo president calls Ituri violence 'attempted genocide' (03.07.2019)

President Felix Tshisekedi described interethnic bloodshed in DRC's northeast as "attempted genocide" after scores of people were killed and tens of thousands displaced. The leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo said the violence appeared to be a "plot" and vowed to "find out the truth"...

UN extends DRC sanctions as refugee flows increase (26.06.2019)

With civilians fleeing a spate of inter-ethnic violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday extended its arms embargo, asset freeze and a travel ban on the country until July 2020.

Thousands of refugees flee as inter-ethnic violence flares in DR Congo (25.06.2019)

The United Nations refugee agency reports around 7,500 Congolese refugees have fled to Uganda this month to escape escalating inter-ethnic violence.

After strategic review, what should be done with MONUSCO? (24.06.2019)

In March, the United Nations Security Council called for a “strategic review” of the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Part of this review is to include a well-articulated possible exit strategy for the mission. What remains to be seen is whether the...

300,000 flee flare-up of ethnic violence in north-eastern DR Congo (18.06.2019)

More than 300,000 people have been forced to flee resurgent inter-ethnic violence in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just this month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. Citing multiple attacks and counter-attacks between Hema herders and Lendu farmers, UNHCR...

At least 161 dead in northeast Congo in apparent ethnic clashes (17.06.2019)

At least 161 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past week, local officials said on Monday, in an apparent resurgence of ethnic clashes between farming and herding communities.

Armed groups in eastern DRC threaten efforts to build peace (03.06.2019)

Veteran Algerian diplomat Said Djinnit recently stepped down as United Nations Special Envoy to the Great Lakes (UNSEGL). PSC Report asked him about the situation in the region and the role of African Union (AU) institutions such as the Peace and Security Council and regional economic communities.

UN creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo (23.05.2019)

The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people. … David Gressly, currently deputy chief of the UN's MONUSCO peacekeeping...

Experienced technocrat to head government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (21.05.2019)

The DR Congo has a new prime minister: Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba. Who is this head of government chosen as a compromise between the former and the current presidents and what can the Congolese expect of him?

'Terrifying' Ebola epidemic out of control in DRC, say experts (15.05.2019)

An Ebola epidemic in a conflict-riven region of Democratic Republic of Congo is out of control and could become as serious as the outbreak that devastated three countries in West Africa between 2013 and 2016, experts and aid chiefs have warned.

Three suspects in UN experts' killing escape jail in Congo (07.05.2019)

Three suspects in the killing of two U.N. investigators in Democratic Republic of Congo escaped from prison overnight, a defence lawyer in the case said on Tuesday.

Ebola situation worsening in DRC, amidst growing ‘funding gap’ UN health agency warns (30.04.2019)

Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN health agency’s officials said on Tuesday, following a visit to the epicentre of what is already the worst outbreak in the country’s history.

Assessing the effectiveness of the UN mission in the DRC (26.04.2019)

[…] By adopting the EPON’s methodology framework, the report has evaluated the effectiveness of the UN peacekeeping efforts in the DRC across eight critical dimensions. A number of significant strategic and operational impacts and three constraints that have undermined UN efforts have also been...

UN mission in DR Congo, MONUSCO, to downsize (24.04.2019)

The new downsizing plans announced on April 22 by Leila Zerrougui, the head of MONUSCO, should be completed by the end of June ahead of the UN’s new financial year. The 764 job cuts will not affect military personnel but mostly concern Congolese civilians. Eight offices will be shut down in Dungu,...

Rumour and violence rife as Congo Ebola outbreak surges out of control (23.04.2019)

Agencies blame the recent surge in transmission on a continued lack of trust in communities and violent attacks on treatment centres in February and March, which forced health workers to wind down some services.

Ebola is real, Congo president tells sceptical population (16.04.2019)

Mistrust of first responders and widespread misinformation propagated by some community leaders has led many in affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to refuse vaccinations. Instead, they turn to traditional healers, whose clinics have contributed to the haemorrhagic fever's...

DR Congo troops kill 36 Burundi rebels in east (12.04.2019)

The Congolese army mounted a series of operations between April 6 and 8 in the eastern province of South Kivu aimed at regaining territory against the Burundian rebel groups National Liberation Forces (FNL) and the Burundian Republican Forces (FOREBU).

WHO experts to decide whether Congo Ebola outbreak is international emergency (10.04.2019)

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said it had reconvened an expert panel to consider whether an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. … Declaring the outbreak a “public health emergency of international...

UN Congo expert calls for rapid transition to avoid renewed violence (07.04.2019)

Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) new president must swiftly form a government and seize the moment as groups, anxious for political change, lay down their arms, the head of the UN mission in Congo warned on Saturday. … “It’s an extremely important dynamic that ought to be seized upon”, she said...

Congo arrests rebel leader wanted for mass rape (04.04.2019)

A Congolese rebel leader accused of orchestrating mass rapes and other atrocities has been caught, Democratic Republic of Congo's army said on Thursday.

Ebola cases rising in DRC, but UN health agency cites progress in community trust-building (29.03.2019)

A rise in new cases of deadly Ebola virus disease in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been announced, while authorities say that progress is being made in accessing communities that have been wary of outside help, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

‘Negative forces’ at work in DR Congo threaten ‘largely peaceful’ relations across Great Lakes region, says outgoing UN envoy (26.03.2019)

The UN’s outgoing Special Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region on Tuesday said countries there had made “important steps towards durable peace and stability” in the last 20 years, resulting in a region that is now “largely peaceful”. Said Djinnit, told the Security Council that “this progress...

UN envoy Leila Zerrougui: 'The security situation in the DRC is improving' (25.03.2019)

In an interview with DW the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), Leila Zerrougui, acknowledged that there are still huge challenges ahead in the country, including the professionalization of the army and border control. But she feels confident that the...

U.S. sanctions Congo election officials, says they obstructed vote (22.03.2019)

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials from Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission, accusing them of corruption and obstructing December’s presidential election.

Congo suspends seating of new Senators following disputed election (18.03.2019)

President Felix Tshisekedi's Congo government on Monday blocked newly-elected senators from taking office after a disputed vote that gave allies of his predecessor an overwhelming majority in the upper house of parliament. … Kabila's FCC coalition won 80 out of 100 seats, which are voted on by...

Congo president frees several political prisoners, 700 others (14.03.2019)

Congo’s new president, Felix Tshisekedi, pardoned three prominent political prisoners and 700 regular ones on Wednesday, state TV reported, a good will gesture signalling a break with a predecessor who had scores of his opponents jailed.

‘New waves of violence’ likely, UN warns, unless State acts to prevent intercommunal reprisals (12.03.2019)

New waves of violence” could erupt "at any time" in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN rights office warned on Tuesday, unless the Government acts to ease “tensions and resentment” between the two communities involved. Several days of planned and orchestrated killings took place...

Ex-Congolese VP seeks damages from war crimes court (11.03.2019)

Former Congolese vice president and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year, is seeking nearly 70 million euros ($75 million dollars) in damages. Bemba’s lawyers on Monday said paperwork had been filed requesting...

DR Congo's Felix Tshisekedi and Joseph Kabila agree to form coalition (07.03.2019)

DR Congo's recently elected president, Felix Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph Kabila on Wednesday said they had decided to form a coalition government following talks. Despite Tshisekedi's election—the first peaceful transition of power since the Democratic Republic of Congo gained...

Ebola likely to spread in eastern DRC as security worsens (02.03.2019)

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the deadly Ebola virus is likely to spread in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo because of deteriorating security in conflict-ridden North Kivu and Ituri provinces. … International efforts to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in eastern DR...

Congo Ebola center set on sire after armed attack (27.02.2019)

Armed assailants attacked an Ebola treatment center in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, setting off a fire and becoming embroiled in an extended gun battle with security forces, health officials said. … Dozens of armed militia also regularly attack civilians and security forces in...

Germany boosts support for tackling DR Congo Ebola outbreak (23.02.2019)

Germany, Japan and Australia have increased their support against an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo leaders pledge allegiance to former president (21.02.2019)

The former president of the Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila has made all the leaders of his political coalition pledge their allegiance to him. … The coalition was created ahead of the election and won most parliamentary seats. … The party leaders have now agreed to turn the coalition...

Police in DR Congo accused of extrajudicial killings (21.02.2019)

Human Rights Watch says police killed at least 27 people, some of whom were mutilated, during 2018 crackdown on gangs.

UN finds at least 15 mass graves in Congo after December violence (29.01.2019)

At least 15 mass graves have been found in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo in the wake of three days of ethnic bloodshed in December, a spokeswoman for the U.N.'s MONUSCO mission in Congo said Tuesday.

DR Congo rebels surrender (26.01.2019)

Six hundred Congolese rebels whose conflict killed several thousand people in the restive Kasai region, have ended their war and surrendered their weapons in a sign of support for new President Felix Tshisekedi, local authorities said on Saturday.

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as Congo president (24.01.2019)

Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as Democratic Republic of Congo's president, succeeding Joseph Kabila in the vast central African country's first transfer of power through an election in 59 years of independence.

Kabila, on eve of leaving presidency, urges unity (23.01.2019)

With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo's President Joseph Kabila urged the nation to “massively” support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election that surprised the world by bringing an opposition leader to power.

DR Congo confirms record number of Ebola cases in one day (23.01.2019)

Drugmaker set to ship experimental vaccines by end of next month as DRC struggles to contain the virus.

African leaders back Congo president-elect after contested poll (22.01.2019)

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president elect Felix Tshisekedi received a chorus of congratulations from African leaders on Sunday and Monday in a growing sign that his disputed election win will not be questioned internationally.

Congo court declares Tshisekedi elected president (19.01.2019)

Congo’s Constitutional Court early Sunday declared the election of Felix Tshisekedi as president, rejecting challenges to the vote by runner-up Martin Fayulu, who had alleged fraud. Tshisekedi, son of the late, charismatic opposition leader Etienne, is now set to be inaugurated Tuesday.

Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo (16.01.2019)

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes.

Congo under mounting foreign pressure for vote recount (14.01.2019)

Democratic Republic of Congo faced growing pressure from African neighbours and beyond on Monday for a recount of its contested presidential election in a dispute that threatens more violence in the volatile nation. … monitoring groups noted widespread irregularities including faulty voting...

Felix Tshisekedi: Opposition leader named winner in DRC poll (10.01.2019)

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo's tightly contested presidential vote, the electoral commission says. The provisional result puts him ahead of rival opposition candidate Martin Fayulu who has denounced it as a fraud. France has also questioned the...