UN reports ongoing expulsions of DR Congo citizens from Angola

Citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) expelled from neighbouring Angola continued to arrive in their country of origin this month, with many reporting that they were subjected to mistreatment, including sexual violence, the United Nations humanitarian office said today.

UN peacekeepers helping train DR Congo police on security in mining centres

UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are helping train national police officers to secure trade centres in the mineral-rich Kivu provinces in the country’s east.

DR Congo: UN warns of possible holiday-season attacks by Ugandan rebels

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) voiced concern today at the possibility of renewed attacks on civilians by the brutal Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) over the upcoming holiday season.

DR Congo army colonel added to UN sanctions list for massacring women, children

The Security Council has imposed sanctions including a travel ban and asset freeze on an army colonel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on charges of killing and maiming children, recruiting child soldiers, sexual violations and denial of humanitarian access.

DR Congo: UN launches patrols to head off rebel violence during holiday season

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deployed troops as a preventive measure in Orientale Province ahead of the end-of-year holiday season, which has in the past seen increased attacks by illegal armed groups.

Security Council renews DR Congo sanctions

The Security Council today extended for another year the arms embargo and other sanctions it imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to renew the mandate of the group of experts tasked with monitoring the measures.

Inter-Korean dialogue crucial for resolving human rights concerns, says UN expert

An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the need for a quick resumption of dialogue between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to resolve issues such as the reunion of separated families and the situation of asylum-seekers.

DR Congo: UN force launches operation to protect civilians in South Kivu

The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today announced the launch of a special operation aimed at protecting civilians and aid workers from armed groups that have stepped up activities in the country’s South Kivu province.

UN relief wing warns of possible new wave of expulsions between DR Congo, Angola

The recent reported expulsion of more than 150 citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including 30 women who had allegedly been raped repeatedly, from Angola could signal a new wave of massive expulsions from both countries, the United Nations humanitarian arm said today.

UN envoy condemns attack against blue helmets in eastern DR Congo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Roger Meece, has strongly condemned this weekend’s attack against blue helmets in the volatile far east of the African nation.