Democratic Republic of the Congo

News in Brief 18 January 2019

  • Call for probe into deadly violence against Zimbabwe protests
  • Deadly attack on Nigerian town leaves tens of thousands of people without aid
  • DRC Ebola outbreak can be handled effectively, despite challenges: WHO
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Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes.

DR Congo: days ahead ‘critical’ to ‘historic election process’ Security Council hears

With millions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) demonstrating “their commitment to the political process”, the days ahead are “critical” to what has been an “historic election process”, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Friday.

FROM THE FIELD: One teen's journey from refugee camp to US school principal

After escaping from two years of captivity at the hands of Mai Mai rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Bertine Bahige was relieved to end up in a UN refugee agency (UNHCR) camp, in faraway Mozambique.

News in Brief 10 January 2019

  • UN Chief calls for calm following disputed Congo election result
  • Regional Somalia elections praised by UN
  • Conflict in North-East Nigeria ‘has created a humanitarian tragedy’
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‘Refrain from violence’ UN chief urges, as presidential election result is announced in DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appealed for all parties to “refrain from violence” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following the announcement of the provisional results of the long-delayed presidential election.

News in Brief 4 January 2019

  • DRC ‘calm but tense’ as country awaits presidential election result
  • Renewed inter-communal clashes force 16,000 people from DRC to Republic of Congo
  • Khashoggi case lacks international, independent probe call: UN Human Rights
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‘Continue working together’ UN chief urges DR Congo, as country heads to polls

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all those playing an active political role in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to “continue working together” to ensure free and fair elections, as the country heads to polls this Sunday.

UN Security Council urges continuous dialogue, transparency in DR Congo

The United Nations Security Council has called for continuous dialogue and transparency with all political stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following the postponement of presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections, until 30 December.

News in Brief 20 December 2018

  • WFP reaches a record 5 million people in DRC
  • Unimaginable horrors’ facing migrants and refugees in Libya
  • New Migration Pact Highlights Key Role of Business in Protecting Migrants, say UN experts
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