The African Union strongly condemned the hate speech and attacks against the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which claimed the lives of three Blue Berets soldiers in eastern Republic of the Congo, among them a soldier from the Royal Armed Forces Expedition, encouraging the authorities of this country to take the necessary measures to put an end to these acts of violence, and the establishment of peace in the region.
The chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said in a statement Friday that he is following the security situation in eastern DRC with concern, expressing his strong condemnation of hate speech and attacks against the Stabilization Mission of the United Nations Organization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which claimed the lives of three elements of the blue hats.
The President of the African Commission urged restraint and allowed the ongoing initiatives of the African Union, under the leadership of the President of Angola Joao Lourenco and the President of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, as well as the Group of East African States, to continue, in order to achieve peace, calling for an immediate cessation of all forms of violence by the population and armed groups against the personnel and assets of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A statement from the General Command of the Royal Armed Forces indicated that the soldier died of gunshot wounds during rebel attacks on several sites where the Royal Armed Forces Expedition is deployed, taking advantage of a violent demonstration by the local population against the presence of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Monosco), on July 25 and 26.
The source added that these attacks also caused minor injuries to 20 soldiers working in the ranks of the Royal Armed Forces at the Nyamelima site, who were treated immediately.
Two other Indian peacekeepers were killed during those attacks and another Egyptian soldier was wounded.