DRC – 16 July 2015

Success of UN DR Congo mission hinges on ‘constructive partnership’ with Government, Security Council told
The capacity of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) to fulfil its mandate rests on “persistent engagement” with the authorities, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the Mission, Martin Kobler, told the Security Council today.
“The success of our mandate rests on a continued, constructive, partnership with the Government,” in particular regarding the security situation in the East and the electoral process.
UN News Centre

UN drops demand for DRC to replace generals
The United Nations has dropped a demand for two Democratic Republic of Congo generals accused of human rights abuses to be replaced before UN peacekeepers can resume co-operation with the Congolese army on operations against a Rwandan rebel group.
Martin Kobler, head of the UN mission in Congo, said talks continued with the government on working jointly to tackle the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) rebels in the country’s east, but that the two generals still remain in place.