DR Congo: rebel leader abandons armed group under UN demobilisation scheme

The United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today reported that a senior member of one of the most troublesome armed groups in the eastern region of the country has turned himself in under the demobilisation programme run by the mission.

Progress on DR Congo’s path to stability, but shortfalls hamper efforts – UN envoy

United Nations peacekeepers are making “important headway” on the difficult road towards bringing stability to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but shortfalls in funds and military equipment are constraining their efforts, a top official said today.

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers rescue kidnapped police

United Nations peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have rescued six national police officers kidnapped by rebels without paying a ransom or firing a shot, relying on diplomacy and their superior numbers.