DR of Congo: UN envoy holds meetings in Kisangani
Amos Namanga Ngongi, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative in the DRC and the head of MONUC, the UN mission in the country, met today with a high-level delegation of the Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD).
During his visit, Mr. Ngongi also met with Bishop Konsego, who told the UN envoy that the demilitarization of Kisangani was a prerequisite to returning peace to the city.
In other news, a UN spokesman said today that there were no casualties among the group of 53 RCD police officers who had been pre-selected for eventual training as police instructors.
"I can confirm that they are alive," spokesman Fred Eckhard told a press briefing in New York.
"The UN mission did tell us that four officers had been killed in the last week, but they were not part of the pre-selected officers," Mr. Eckhard added.