Uneven progress in DR Congo, UN reports

Progress critical to stabilization in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been uneven, with some rebels being reintegrated into the national army while others continued to attack civilians, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in a new report.

Africa must have full Security Council representation – DR Congo tells Assembly

The Security Council must be fully reformed and enlarged to include a proper African representation, particularly since two thirds of the issues it addresses concern the continent, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) told the General Assembly today.

DR Congo: UN helps reintegrate former rebels into national army, police

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Tuesday began transferring detained former rebels who will be joining the Government army under a recent amnesty programme.

DR Congo: UN deplores death threats against journalists

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today denounced death threats against three journalists operating in the war-scarred country, warning that a free, diversified press is a prerequisite to the development of democracy.

Relief workers in eastern DR Congo face increased attacks, UN reports

The number of incidents against humanitarian workers operating in the volatile North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has surged by 26 per cent in the first six months this year, and the attacks are becoming increasingly violent, according to a United Nations report released today.

DR Congo: local official hails UN’s de-mining work as ‘priceless’

The work of the United Nations in de-mining land provides ‘priceless’ security, a local official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said, as the world body handed over a strip of land cleared of mines along a runway in the vast African nation’s north.