DR Congo UN peacekeeping chief expresses solidarity with people of troubled Kasai

VIDEO: Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix paid a week-long visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: UN News According to a note issued in New York by a UN Spokesman, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, expressed deep concern about persistent violence and serious human rights abuses in the Kasai.He also stressed the importance of prosecuting all perpetrators of crimes and promised the full support of the United Nations so that the perpetrators of the murder of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalán could be brought to justice.On Wednesday, he travelled to Kananga, the capital of Kasai province, to express the UN’s solidarity with the people of the region and discuss ongoing efforts to strengthen the local presence of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission, known as MONUSCO.Today, he met with President Joseph Kabila, in the capital, Kinshasa. Throughout his visit, Mr. Lacroix reaffirmed the UN’s commitment to support the full implementation of the 31 December Agreement and the efforts of MONUSCO to help create a peaceful environment conducive to the holding of free, fair and inclusive elections by the end of the year.In Goma, Mr. Lacroix exchanged views with the Governor of North Kivu, Julien Paluku, on how the UN Mission can best help address security challenges and inter-communal tensions in the province. read more

IROCK TJ3046 tracked jaw crusher suited to medium scale operations

IROCK Crushers is offering a new TJ-3046 Tracked Jaw Crusher “designed for medium-scale operators” in mining, quarrying and other applications. The TJ-3046 features a 2.33 cubic metre feeder and includes a grizzly pre-screening grid. The feeder drive features a load control system to ensure continuous, uninterrupted crushing. An optional level sensor can be fitted to the jaw and control the feed rate to the crusher, therefore maximising production.The jaw crusher has an inlet opening of 1.17 m by 0.76 m and is equipped with a hydraulic wedge adjustment to give operators total control of product size down to 0.05 m (2 in). The TJ-3046 high swing jaw generates an aggressive crushing action and accelerates movement of material into the crushing chamber. The 1.22 m crusher discharge conveyor can stockpile up to 3.5 m. A dirt conveyor is standard on the machine.The 50 t TJ-3046 can be equipped with a wireless remote control and features track mobility for relocation around a jobsite or onto a heavy-haul trailer and its hydraulic folding sides make for easier set up and tear down. “The TJC-3046 is designed with easy operation, durability and efficiency in mind. A user-friendly electronic crusher control system with touch screen display is easy to operate and simplifies crushing, service and maintenance.” For additional durability and wear life, jaw plates and wear plates consist of 18% manganese. Finally, the unit’s highly efficient direct drive system promotes minimal fuel consumption and makes operation cost effective. Powered by a 350 hp Caterpillar C-9 ACERT Tier 3 engine, the TJ-3046 can produce up to 445 t/h. read more