DRC – 27 October 2015

US Wants ‘Concrete Steps’ to Prepare for DRC Elections
A senior U.S. diplomat visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo has urged the government there to take concrete steps to prepare for future elections, and to cooperate fully with the U.N. mission working to resolve conflicts in the DRC. Sarah Sewall, the U.S. undersecretary of state for civilian security, democracy and human rights, also warned of consequences for those who violate constitutional processes. Sewall spoke to reporters Saturday in Goma, in the eastern part of the country.
Sewall was wrapping up a weeklong visit to the DRC, which she said focused on two key issues: elections and cooperation between the Congolese army and the U.N. mission here, known as MONUSCO.
The Voice of America

DRC: Is the UN covering up the deaths of civilians killed in aerial attack?
A new scandal is rocking the United Nations (UN) after it was alleged that five civilians were killed in a UN-led aerial attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s troubled eastern earlier in October.
The UN’s peacekeeping mission, the UN’s Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), which has been active since 1999, was accused of killing civilians on 5 October after it conducted an helicopter attack on the Pinga region in the east of North Kivu region.
International Business Times