Serious human rights violations committed during DR Congo elections – UN report

Serious human rights violations, including killings, disappearances and arbitrary detentions, were committed by Congolese and security forces during last year’s presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a United Nations report released today.

UN chief urges DPR Korea to reconsider decision to launch 'satellite'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to reconsider its decision to launch a so-called “application satellite” next month and fully comply with relevant Security Council resolutions.

Rwandan rebel leader surrenders amid UN-backed offensive in DR Congo

A top Rwandan rebel leader has surrendered amid a joint military offensive by the United Nations and the national army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a spokesperson for the world body has confirmed.

Thousands of refugees fleeing violence in DR Congo enter Uganda – UN

More than 3,000 civilians fleeing violence in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have entered Uganda since the beginning of this year, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

DR Congo: UN peacekeeping mission receives tactical helicopters from Ukraine

The United Nations peacekeeping chief today expressed his gratitude to Ukraine for providing tactical helicopters for the mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), saying the contribution will enhance the force’s capacity to protect civilians.

DR Congo: UN concerned over fresh attacks by Ugandan rebel group

The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern over the recent displacement of several thousand people as a result of fresh attacks by the notorious Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in the Orientale province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).