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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.

UN deplores renewed fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today strongly deplored renewed fighting in the eastern part of the country.

DR of Congo: UN reports continued withdrawal of foreign troops

Foreign troops are continuing their withdrawal from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country reported today.

DR of Congo: UN mission begins training second group of police instructors

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today began training a second group of future police instructors.

2,000 Ugandan troops withdraw from DR of Congo, UN mission reports

About 2,000 troops from Uganda left the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of the continuing withdrawal of foreign soldiers from the central African nation, the head of the United Nations mission in the DRC said today.

DR of Congo: UN hails release of country's top human rights official

The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has hailed the release of the country's top human rights official while cautioning that the lack of security in the region where the abduction took place remains a source of concern that must be addressed.