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Somalia and AMISOM – Recent Situation Updates

Last update on: 24 November 2020 Updates from Somalia by IPI, Global Conflict Tracker, and ZIF: Assessing the Effectiveness of the African Union Mission in Somalia – AMISOM, by EPON (Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network) – Report 1/2018 Other information … Continue reading

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Congo (DRC) and MONUSCO – Recent Situation Updates

Last update on: 24 November 2020 http://webtv.un.org/watch/united-nations-organization-stabilization-mission-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-monusco-and-sanctions-on-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-drc-security-council-open-vtc/6198136773001/?term= Updates from Congo (DRC) by IPI, Global Conflict Tracker, and ZIF: Assessing the Effectiveness of the United Nations Mission in the DRC – MONUC / MONUSCO, by EPON (Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network) … Continue reading

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Congo (DRC) Country Profile – Government/Politics

Last update on: 13 September 2020 from  CIA Factbook (Page last updated on October 06,2020) Government type: semi-presidential republic. Capital: Kinshasa Administrative divisions: 26 provinces (provinces, singular – province); Bas-Uele (Lower Uele), Equateur, Haut-Katanga (Upper Katanga), Haut-Lomami (Upper Lomami), Haut-Uele (Upper Uele), Ituri, Kasai, Kasai-Central, … Continue reading

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Congo (DRC) – Current Political and Security Dynamics

Last update on: 13 September 2020 from Security Council Report, UN Press​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, and Conflict Research Programme ​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is currently undergoing a post-electoral political transition that will have a decisive impact on its near political future. For the first … Continue reading

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Congo (DRC) Country Profile – Military / Security

Last update on: 13 September 2020 From Cia Factbook (Page last updated on October 06, 2020) Military and security forces: Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Forces d’Armees de la Republique Democratique du Congo, FARDC): Land Forces, … Continue reading

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MONUSCO – Mandate

Last update on: 13 September 2020 Information on the MONUSCO Mandate can be found at https://monusco.unmissions.org/en/mandate. Current mandate – UNSecurity Council Resolution 2502 (2019). Previous mission mandates emphasized support for national elections. Since the 2018 elections are over, the March 2019 mandate … Continue reading

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MONUSCO – Casualties

Last update on: 24 November 2020 Information on MONUSCO casualties can be found on Fatalities by Mission and Incident Type or UN Peacekeeping Fatalities These high-risk missions face the greatest threat from armed actors. The number of MONUSCO fatalities is … Continue reading

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MONUSCO – Background of Conflict

Last update on: 13 September 2020 from MONUSCO​​​​​​​ website Following the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and the establishment of a new government there, some 1.2 million Rwandese Hutus — including elements who had taken part in the genocide — fled to … Continue reading

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MONUSCO – Timeline

Last update on: 13 September 2020 from BBC A chronology of key events: 1482 – Portuguese navigator Diogo Cao becomes the first European to visit the Congo; Portuguese set up ties with the king of Kongo. 16th-17th centuries – British, Dutch, Portuguese, and … Continue reading

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MONUSCO – Senior Leaders of the Mission

Last update on: 13 September 2020 Information on MONUSCO’s Leadership can be found at https://monusco.unmissions.org/en/leadership. Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG):  Leila Zerrougui (Algeria) Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG), for Protection and Operations: David Gressly (United States) Deputy Special Representative ad interim … Continue reading

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