DR of Congo UN Mission responds to student demonstration in Kisangani

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today appealed for calm in Kisangani, where UN troops came under attack after responding when soldiers from the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD-Goma) assaulted a university professor. RCD-Goma forces also attacked the professor’s wife and, when a university student intervened, shot him in the leg, MONUC said. That attack set the stage for several other incidents in front of the university, beginning in the early morning when a MONUC bus bound for Simi Simi airport was stopped and set ablaze by students. A UN official was wounded in that incident. About an hour later, another truck carrying MONUC peacekeepers was stopped at the same location by students who threw stones and smashed its windows. The students also attempted to burn a second truck which was forced to stop and unload its passenger, according to MONUC. A Mission vehicle carrying Uruguayan soldiers soon arrived at the location, and they fired shots in the air, dispersing the students and freeing the truck and staff members. Appealing for calm and calling on all concerned to “display a sense of responsibility,” the Mission warned that “any attempt at provocation, manipulation of facts or disinformation would only harm the ongoing peace process.” read more

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Constable 54 robbed by trio after using ATM on Waterloo Street

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMiner found guilty of robbery, jailed for 36 monthsJuly 22, 2014In “Crime”Bandits shot at by cop after 2 robbed on Drysdale, High streetsFebruary 9, 2018In “Crime”Cop robbed by armed bandit in Stabroek Market SquareNovember 16, 2017In “Crime” A 54-year-old Constable attached to the Police Sports Club was on Monday morning ambushed by three men, one of whom was armed, in the vicinity of Waterloo and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown and robbed of $40,000 in cash.The victim has been identified as Richard Henry of Hope Lowland, East Coast Demerara.According to information received, the incident occurred at about 06:30hrs.Henry, who was riding a bicycle, reportedly went to a bank ATM located at Waterloo and New Market Streets, Georgetown and withdrew the $40,000.He told investigators that while he was using the ATM, he observed a silver grey Toyota Allion bearing registration number PTT 4907 with three occupants, parked on Waterloo Street, facing north.He said that after he left the ATM, and rode away, the vehicle drove past him and stopped, blocking his path. One of the suspects then reportedly exited the motorcar and holding a gun, told him to “pass the money yo just draw.”As such, the frightened middle aged man immediately complied and his attacker re-entered the motorcar and fled the scene east on Lamaha Street.Investigations are ongoing. read more

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