DR Congo: Ban condemns attacks on civilians, calls on parties to pursue political process

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the latest bout of violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and called on all parties to engage in the political process that aims to address the causes of the conflict.

Central African Republic: UN food relief agency scaling-up operations despite deteriorating security

The United Nations food relief agency is helping thousands of people displaced by increasing violence perpetrated by armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to its spokesperson.

DR Congo: UN chief deplores killing of Tanzanian peacekeeper

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of a Tanzanian peacekeeper and the wounding of 10 others in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday during an attack against the M23 rebel group in the vast country’s restive eastern province.

New land tenure, nationality laws major steps towards reconciliation in Côte D’Ivoire – UN expert

The recent adoption by Côte D’Ivoire of two laws on nationality and land tenure – two issues at the heart of the long crisis that has deeply affected Ivorian society – represents a major step towards reconciliation, a United Nations independent expert said today.

Amid renewed fighting UN agency urges Central African Republic to protect civilians

Authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) must protect civilians from the fighting which has killed at least 10 people and forced thousands to flee their homes in Bangui, the capital, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Security Council demands DR Congo rebel groups to end all violence, immediately disband

The United Nations Security Council today reiterated its demand to M23 and all other rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to halt “all forms of violence and lay down their arms,” amid renewed fighting in the countries strife-torn eastern region.

Respect for human rights key to stabilizations of DR Congo – UN official

Strengthening respect for human rights and fighting impunity are essential for the stabilization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations official said today, stressing the need to protect the rights of those most vulnerable in the country.

Somalia: UN envoy welcomes agreement between Government, southern region's leaders

The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today welcomed the agreement signed between the country's Federal Government and the Interim Jubba Administration establishing the terms of governance in three southern regions.

Eastern DR Congo: UN peacekeeper killed in clash with armed groups near Goma

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) today supported the Congolese Armed Forces (FARDC) in launching an attack against M23 positions on the Kibati heights, north of Goma, in North Kivu.

DR Congo: UN agency assists newly displaced Congolese as fighting escalates in eastern provinces

The United Nations refugee agency today said it is assisting refugees that have fled to Burundi from the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s South Kivu province after ongoing deadly clashes along the border between the two countries over the past two weeks.