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DR of Congo: UN-backed 'Convoy of Hope' sets sail to bring aid to Oriental Province

A convoy of barges carrying desperately needed aid to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Oriental Province has set sail from Kinshasa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.

Security Council welcomes progress in inter-Congolese dialogue

Members of the United Nations Security Council today welcomed the significant progress made in the formal talks between the parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DR of Congo: Security Council reiterates importance of 'full withdrawal' from Moliro

Members of the Security Council today reiterated the importance of a "full withdrawal" by all troops from the strategic southeastern town of Moliro in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following reports that government soldiers were spotted in the area.

Security Council mission to travel to DR of Congo, region, in late April

A United Nations Security Council delegation will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other countries in the region in late April, a UN spokesman said today.

DR of Congo: Annan condemns deadly attack against Catholic church

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned an attack on a Catholic church in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and called for a speedy investigation into the incident.

Congolese talks resume after sides agree to UN-monitored troop pullout

Formal talks between the parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo have recommenced after the Government and a major rebel group agreed to withdraw troops from disputed towns in the country's east, a United Nations spokesman announced today.

DR of Congo: UN deplores capture of strategic town in country's southeast

Reacting to the news that the strategic town of Moliro, in the southeastern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, had been captured by elements of the rebel RCD-Goma, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced grave concern over the development and urged all sides to resume dialogue.

Security Council to send mission to Great Lakes region in bid to bolster peace process

The United Nations Security Council today decided to send a high-level delegation to the Great Lakes region in early May in order to give new impetus to the flagging peace processes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi.

DR of Congo: Security Council concerned by resumed fighting in east of country

Concerned about resumed fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council today urged all parties to put an immediate halt to hostilities and to respect fully their commitment to the ceasefire agreement.

Security Council, Annan say Inter-Congolese dialogue vital to lasting peace

The United Nations Security Council today said that the Inter-Congolese dialogue commencing in Sun City, South Africa, was "an essential element to achieving lasting peace" in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).