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Secretary-General on Africa
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The Secretary-General welcomes the signing today in Kinshasa, by the opposition and the Majorité présidentielle, of a political agreement on the holding of elections in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and transitional arrangements leading up to the polls. This long-awaited development builds on an initial agreement signed on 18 October between part of the opposition and the Majorité présidentielle. It represents a significant step towards a peacefully managed transition consistent with the democratic principles enshrined in the country''s Constitution.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo [scroll down for French]
The Secretary-General is closely monitoring developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the mediation led by the Conférence épiscopale nationale des églises du Congo (CENCO) resumed today.
Secretary-General's message to "Uganda's Transformational Approach to Refugees and Host Communities"
I thank the Government and people of Uganda for their compassion, generosity and hospitality in hosting refugees fleeing conflicts in neighbouring countries. Uganda’s refugee policy is an inspiration for the region and the wider world. Rather than being hosted in camps, refugees are settled in villages and have access to land. This policy recognizes the rights of refugees to work, establish businesses, move freely within their host country and access the same services as Ugandans.
On 12 December, the Secretary-General met with H.E. Sam Kutesa, Foreign Minister of Uganda. They exchanged views on the main peace, security and humanitarian challenges facing the region, including recent developments in South Sudan, Somalia, Central African Republic and Burundi.
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (scroll down for French)
The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the continuation of the mediation led by the Conférence épiscopale des églises du Congo (Catholic Church - CENCO), to achieve a more inclusive consensus on the holding of elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He takes note of President Kabila''s expressed support and encouragement to CENCO''s mediation, and of the stated readiness of The Rassemblement opposition platform to remain engaged in dialogue.