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DR Congo: UN regrets Authorities transfer to expel Mission spokesperson

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On Thursday, the top of UN Peacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, briefed a closed-door session of the Safety Council to debate the state of affairs within the nation, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric advised journalists in New York. 
Ambassadors met a day after Congolese authorities formally expelled the MONUSCO Spokesperson from the nation, reportedly for making “indelicate and inappropriate remarks” following latest lethal protests within the east, in accordance with media experiences. 
Remorse and dedication  
Mr. Dujarric stated the UN regrets the choice. 
“In keeping with the standing of the UN beneath the Constitution of the Group, any considerations that the Authorities could have relating to the actions of a member of MONUSCO ought to be raised immediately with the Mission management. The Mission and UN Headquarters are accordingly participating with the Authorities to handle this matter,” he added. 
MONUSCO additionally lamented the federal government’s resolution.  In an announcement issued on Wednesday, the Mission underscored its dedication “to persevering with to work alongside the Congolese inhabitants and authorities to implement the mandate entrusted to it by the Safety Council.” 
Set up accountability 
The taking pictures incident occurred on Sunday in Kasindi, a city in North Kivu province, on the border between the DRC and Uganda. 
The peacekeepers have been getting back from go away, after they opened hearth at a border submit, beneath circumstances which aren’t but clear. Two individuals have been killed, and several other others wounded, in accordance with media experiences. 
UN Secretary-Normal António Guterres was “outraged” by the “severe incident”, along with being saddened and dismayed over the lack of life and accidents, in accordance with an announcement issued that day by his Spokesperson. 
The Secretary-Normal strongly emphasised the necessity to set up accountability, and welcomed MONUSCO’s resolution to instantly open an investigation. 

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