Democratic Republic of the Congo
LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Democratic Republic of Congo – Awarding of the Fondation Chirac Prize to Dr. Denis Mukwege (21.11.13)
This prize will be awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege for his action in support of women who have suffered sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Situation in the DRC (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 05.11.13)
France has always supported MONUSCO’s role and has worked to strengthen its mandate. In order to achieve lasting peace in the Great Lakes region, we stress the urgent need for a political solution in accordance with the Addis Ababa framework agreement and UN Security Council resolutions 2076 and 2098. In accordance with these resolutions, we call for the disarmament and demobilization of the M23 and all armed groups operating in the DRC, and demand that all those responsible for the human rights violations be brought to justice.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – Resumption of clashes in the east (28.10.13)
France condemns the resumption of fighting by the M23 in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It deplores the loss on Sunday of a Tanzanian blue helmet, killed during a MONUSCO operation to protect the civilian population. We extend our condolences to the victim’s loved ones and the Tanzanian authorities. France reiterates its full support for MONUSCO, which is working at the service of peace in particularly difficult circumstances.
DRC – Death of a MONUSCO soldier (29.08.13)
We commend the commitment of MONUSCO’s forces to promoting peace under especially difficult conditions, notably since the resumption of fighting in North Kivu. France reaffirms its full support for MONUSCO in carrying out its mandate to protect the civilian populations and re-establish security in the eastern part of the DRC.
DRC – Bombings in the Goma region (23.08.13)
France condemns the resumption on August 21 of fighting near Goma, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It particularly condemns the attacks carried out by the M23 against the civilian populations and MONUSCO facilities, which constitute war crimes. We are continuing to closely monitor the situation, in cooperation with our UN Security Council partners.
Situation in DRC and the Great Lakes region – Pascal Canfin’s trip to New York (25.07.13)
Minister delegate for development Pascal Canfin will attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York on July 25 on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes region.
Situation in eastern DRC and the Great Lakes Region (22.05.13)
France reaffirms its support for the UN mission (MONUSCO), whose primary mandate is to defend the civilian populations in this troubled region, and calls for the swiftest possible deployment of the new intervention brigade, in accordance with resolution 2098, unanimously adopted by the Security Council on March 28.
DRC – Attack against MONUSCO (10.05.13)
France strongly condemns the attack against a convoy of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on May 7 in the Bukavu area and strongly deplores the death of a Pakistani soldier belonging to the mission. It extends its condolences to the victim’s family and to the Pakistani authorities.
RDC - Adoption of Resolution 2098 (29.03.13)
France hopes that by strengthening the stabilization mandate, MONUSCO will be able to more effectively protect civilians and foster political dialogue with the Congolese authorities, particularly in the key area of reforming the security sector.
Situation in the Great Lakes region – Signing of a framework agreement for peace (24.02.13)
France welcomes the signing on February 24 in Addis Ababa of the framework agreement for peace, security and cooperation for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the region. This agreement was concluded under the auspices of the UN, the African Union, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and the Southern African Development Community, which will guarantee its implementation.
Democratic Republic of Congo – Adoption of resolution 2076 (21.11.12)
France welcomes the adoption, on its initiative, of UNSCR 2076. In this unanimously adopted text, the Security Council strongly condemns the human rights violations committed by the M23 rebel movement and calls for respect for the integrity of the Congolese territory.
DRC – Murder of a UNHCR staff member (22.05.12)
France condemns the murder of a UNHCR staff member, Rocky Kalume Makabuza, who was shot on Friday, May 18, in Goma and who died the following day.