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DR of Congo: UN mission helps rebel factions in northeast reach ceasefire accord

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has helped three armed rebel movements that have been fighting in the northeastern part of the country to reach a ceasefire agreement, according to a UN spokesman in New York.

Annan urges rebels to halt offensive in northeastern DR of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced deep concern over reports that rebel forces have continued military offensives in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) despite committing themselves earlier this month to a ceasefire and agreeing on transitional arrangements intended to set the stage for the holding of free and fair elections.

DR of Congo: Security Council condemns renewed fighting by rebel factions

The members of the United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned renewed fighting by rebel factions in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR of Congo: Security Council hails peace agreement

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the signing of a comprehensive, inclusive agreement on the political transition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Security Council expands military component of UN mission in DR of Congo

In a bid to bolster the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Security Council today agreed to enlarge the United Nations mission in the country to 8,700 military personnel – up from the current 4,250 – and expand its presence eastward.

DR of Congo: UN mission receives security guarantees for relief workers in Ituri

A rebel leader has pledged security for humanitarian workers in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Organization Mission in the country, known as MONUC, reported today.