Annan welcomes security handover to UN Mission in DR of Congo

In a statement issued by his spokesman in New York, the Secretary-General welcomed yesterday’s “smooth transfer of security responsibilities” from the Interim Emergency Multinational Force (IEMF) to the UN Organization Mission’s (MONUC’s) Ituri Brigade in Bunia. “The Secretary-General expresses his appreciation to all States that have contributed troops to the IEMF, in particular the Framework Nation, France,” the statement said.”The Secretary-General is confident that the MONUC force on the ground, already totalling over 2,500, is prepared to implement its mandate,” the statement continued, adding that his intention is that MONUC will maintain the momentum of its further deployment to the region and of the peace process facilitated by the presence of the European Union-led IEMF.”The Secretary-General reminds all the key players in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the neighbouring States of their responsibility to stay on the course of peace and reconciliation, and to cooperate fully with the United Nations,” the statement concluded. read more

Czech woman was told she was having twins but its actually quintuplets

first_imgTWENTY-THREE-YEAR-old Alexandra Kinova is pregnant with the Czech Republic’s first set of naturally conceived quintuplets.She is to due to give birth to her five babies by Caesarean section tomorrow at a hospital in Prague.Kinova, who already has one son, defied odds of around one in 60 million by becoming pregnant with five babies without the use of IVF treatment.(All images: CTK Photo/Stanislav Zbynek)Read: 13 things people with babies do>More: Kids tasting things for the first time… in slow motion>last_img read more