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DR of Congo: UN-backed talks agree on principles for transitional government

The parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who have been holding informal consultations with a United Nations and South African mediation team since October, have agreed to form a transitional government based on inclusivity, nation-building, accountability and respect for the territorial integrity of the DRC.

DR of Congo: UN-backed mediation team completes draft of transitional agreement

A draft framework for an all-inclusive power-sharing arrangement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been prepared by the United Nations and South African mediation team in Pretoria, a UN spokesman in New York said today.

UN-backed talks on DR of Congo power-sharing agreement resume

After a nearly two-week layoff, United Nations-backed talks on an all-inclusive transitional power-sharing agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) resumed over the weekend in South Africa.

DPR of Korea faces 'dire' food shortage unless donors step in, UN official warns

The top United Nations relief official in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) today warned that the country's food and humanitarian situation is rapidly becoming critical - a situation that could worsen as countries hold back pledges because of concerns over the lack of accounting for aid deliveries.

UN mission in DR of Congo returns 120 more Rwandan ex-combatants

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) announced today that 120 former Rwandan combatants had been voluntarily repatriated to their home country from the eastern part of the DRC.

DR of Congo: UN repatriates 55 ex-Rwandan soldiers and their dependants

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) today said that it has repatriated dozens of soldiers and their dependants in the latest wave of returning foreign troops to their home countries.

UN mission in DR of Congo rescues ship in distress

A Kisangani-bound vessel belonging to the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has rescued a convoy of two barges and a tug belonging to a Congolese company, which had drifted on the Congo River with 150 passengers on board.

Security Council discusses report of illegal exploitation of DR of Congo's resources

The Security Council today resumed its consideration of a recent report submitted by a United Nations expert panel that investigated the illegal exploitation of natural resources and other forms of wealth in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

DRC parties agree on broad transition principles, UN envoy reports

Following informal talks on an acceptable political arrangement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the senior United Nations envoy to the country has said that all the parties he consulted have agreed on the broad principles for a political transition.