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Real prospect of ending fighting in eastern DR Congo, says top UN envoy

The top United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today voiced optimism that calm could soon return to the country’s volatile eastern region, while noting that a number of challenges still remain.

UN aid officials voice concern about Angolan refugees in DR Congo

United Nations humanitarian officials today voiced concerns for the health and living conditions of tens of thousands of Angolan refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the two countries engage in retaliatory expulsions of each other’s citizens.

Don’t return home, UN again warns Congolese refugees in Burundi

For the second time this week, the United Nations refugee agency today warned more than 2,000 Congolese in Burundi not to return to the strife-torn east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which they fled during ethnic fighting in 2004.

UN mission in DR Congo launches child protection campaign in strife-ridden province

The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has launched a child protection campaign in a war-ravaged eastern province of the African nation.

DR Congo: UN restarts stalled reintegration of ethnic fighters

A United Nations assessment team has succeeded in restarting the disarmament and integration of some ethnic fighters into the national army in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after they rejected the process or set preconditions.

UN agency warns group of Congolese refugees in Burundi against returning home

The United Nations refugee agency today warned more than 2,000 Congolese sheltering in Burundi against returning to their homes in conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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.