The staff and several vehicles of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) were the target of an attack on Saturday in the country’s capital, Kinshasa. The complaint was made by the UN. In a statement, cited by DW, the head of MONUSCO, Bintou Keita, condemned a series of attacks against United Nations personnel and asked the Congolese authorities for an investigation. The source considers the attacks and threats against United Nations staff and their families. MONUSCO recalls that its staff are in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help consolidate peace and improve the living conditions of the populations. On Saturday, several demonstrations were held in Gombe, a in the districts of Kinshasa where embassies and offices of international organizations, such as the UN, are located. According to local media, angry youths set fire to vehicles owned by embassies of some countries, such as Côte d’Ivoire, and MONUSCO. Protesters expressed their discontent with what we consider to be the international community’s indifference to the humanitarian and security drama taking place in the east of the country. Source:O País

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