DRC – 30 May 2014

MONUSCO honours DRC peacekeepers
The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has honoured the 159 soldiers who gave their lives for peace since the beginning of the Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

A ceremony was held Kinshasa on 29 May to mark International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, during which all 20 023 military peacekeepers in the DRC were also honoured.


Microfinance bank helps poor in DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is mineral-rich, but its citizens are by and large poor. Most banks generally consider poor customers too risky and too costly to give loans too.

But now, even low-income people have a safe place to save money, earn interest and manage economic decisions


Senior UN officials urge Brazzaville to halt expulsion of DR Congo nationals

Senior United Nations officials today demanded that Republic of the Congo immediately stop expelling citizens from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, and called for an investigation into allegations of sexual violence and other human rights violations.

More than 130,000 DRC nationals have been expelled from Brazzaville, capital of Republic of the Congo, since early April, according to a statement from the UN Mission in the country, known by its French acronym MONUSCO.

UN News Centre