Fighting in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, close to the headquarters of the UN Force MONUC. (March 2007)
The headquarters are in Kinshasa in DR Congo. The area is virtually totally lacking in infrastructure.
MONUSCO was created by the Security Council to supervise the implementation of the ceasefire agreement signed in Lusaka on 10 July 1999 by DR Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe and Namibia. This agreement was also subsequently signed by the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) and the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD).
The mandate is divided into five phases, the first of which being implementing the ceasefire agreement. Others include monitoring the implementation and reporting violations, enabling free elections and support for the government elected.