Posted by: africanpressorganization | 21 August 2008

Democratic Republic of the Congo / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General


 

Democratic Republic of the Congo /
Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) August 21, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Turning to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UN peacekeepers and Congolese soldiers have jointly deployed in the Ituri and Orientale provinces to protect civilians against the Lord’s Resistance Army and other armed groups.  The Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) adds that elements from the Ugandan rebel group recently attacked and pillaged villages in the region.  Another prominent threat to civilians in the area is the Ituri Patriotic Front, who regularly attack and pillage civilian properties.

 

The Mission reports other violent incidents throughout eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.  And you can read all about that in the transcript of the Mission’s weekly press conference, which is available to you upstairs.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


Categories

%d bloggers like this: