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DR of Congo: UN mission to prepare detailed report on Kisangani incidents

DR of Congo: UN mission to prepare detailed report on Kisangani incidents

The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today said he did not think last week's mutiny would delay the demilitarization of Kisangani but reminded a rebel group that it was obligated to maintain law and order in the town.

Speaking at a press conference today in Kinshasa, Amos Namanga Ngongi said he would be travelling on Wednesday to Kisangani and that MONUC was preparing a detailed report on the recent events there.

In light of reports of armed confrontations and human rights violations, Mr. Ngongi also reminded the Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) that, as the de-facto authority in the town, they had a responsibility to ensure law and order. The UN, meanwhile, has increased military patrols in the area.