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DR Congo gets new MONUSCO commander

07-12-2010 16:51 BJT

KINSHASA, July 12 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named Indian lieutenant-general Chander Prakash as the new commander of the UN Mission for Stabilization of DR Congo (MONUSCO) , a UN source in Kinshasa told Xinhua on Sunday.

Prakash takes over duty from Babacar Gaye from Senegal, whose mandate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) ends this month.

Until his appointment, Prakash was in charge of the UN peacekeeping mission in India's Defense Ministry.

Prakash, 57, is a father of two children.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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