Security Council urges DR of Congo to prepare peacefully for elections

With the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s parliament having extended the political transition for six months from tomorrow, the United Nations Security Council today called on the Congolese parties to prepare to conduct elections peacefully and on the DRC Government to be transparent in its financial dealings.

UN peacekeepers clear area of militia members in eastern DR of Congo

United Nations peacekeeping troops undertook a successful cordon-and-search operation in the Ituri district of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) yesterday, two days after the transit sites for ex-combatants were closed down, and cleared the designated area of militia members, the UN mission said today.

Annan welcomes peaceful start to voter registration in DR of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the peaceful start of voter registration this week in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) capital, Kinshasa, paving the way for elections in the vast African country for the first time in four decades after years of civil war.

UN helps dozens of refugees return home to DR of Congo after decades in Angola

Reversing the usual refugee flow, the United Nations refugee agency has repatriated more than 40 people to their homes in the western Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after they had lived in Angola for nearly 30 years.

Insecurity threatens DR of Congo electoral process – UN mission

The United Nations peacekeeping mission has deplored "gangsterism" in the capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as the presence of illicit arms supplies in the troubled eastern region of the Great Lakes country, both of which could have a negative impact on the electoral process.

UN peacekeeper killed, two others injured in DR of Congo – UN mission

An Indian peacekeeper was killed and two of his colleagues injured yesterday when they were caught in an exchange of fire between Government troops and a group of unidentified gunmen in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission there said today.

Vicious attacks on civilians force thousands to flee in eastern DR of Congo – UN

Rampaging militiamen have staged a series of vicious attacks on scores of civilians in the past week, forcing more than 1,000 people to flee remote villages in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations said today.

UN peacekeeper succumbs to wounds after ambush in DR of Congo

A Nepalese United Nations peacekeeper wounded yesterday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has died of his wounds, according to a UN spokesman.

UN human rights team comes under fire in north eastern DR of Congo

A United Nations human rights team was fired on while investigating the reported rape and abduction of women in the troubled Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to the UN mission in the country.