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Members of the Security Council met to discuss the situation in the Great lakes region.

Members of the Security Council met to discuss the situation in the Great lakes region.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
NEW YORK, United States of America The members of the Security Council have met to discuss the situation in the Great lakes region, five years after the signature of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region. They were briefed by Mr Said Djinnit, Special envoy of the Secretary General for the Great Lakes, and Amb. Raymond Serge BALE, permanent representative of the Republic of Congo, as chair of the PSC Framework Regional Oversight Mechanism. ''The PSC Framework remains an essential mechanism to achieve durable peace and stability in the DRC and the Region. We call on all signatories to fulfill promptly, fully and in good faith their respective commitments under this Framework in order to address the root...
MSF field workers remember the horrors and the aftermath of Genocide

MSF field workers remember the horrors and the aftermath of Genocide

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo 24-years ago on April 7, 1994, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams in Kigali witnessed the city descend into violence. These were the first days of what would go on to become known as the Rwandan genocide, during which more than a million people lost their lives, including MSF staff. The crisis that engulfed the country also spilled across the border, forcing refugees into neighboring DRC, Uganda and Burundi. Among those who lived through the tragedy were young people who would decades later become fieldworkers for MSF. Claudia Kanyemera, Dominique Mukunzi and Innocent Maniraruta first encountered MSF as an organization providing medical care and assistance to people fleeing the violence in Rwanda. Today, they share the experiences that
US joins Rwanda to commemorate the 24th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide

US joins Rwanda to commemorate the 24th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA, UGANDA
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America The United States of America has joined the people of Rwanda in commemorating the 1994 genocide during which more than 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally murdered. "We stand today with the people of Rwanda in commemorating the 1994 genocide during which more than 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally murdered. On this solemn occasion, we remember those who lost their lives and honor the courage of those who risked their lives to save others." said John J. Sullivan, Acting Secretary of State John adds that the United States values its strong partnership with Rwanda, and they are inspired by the remarkable progress that Rwanda has made in rebuilding since 1994. "We are proud to support Rwanda as it continue...