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UN refugee agency condemns ‘rampant abuse’ of civilians in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency today condemned rampant abuse against civilians in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), amid fighting that has uprooted nearly half a million people over the past four months.

UN official condemns sexual violence in DR Congo by renegade soldiers

A United Nations official today condemned the sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reportedly perpetrated by armed groups, including the group of renegade soldiers known as the M23, and called on authorities to investigate the crimes.

UN rights chief calls for DR Congo murder trial to respect standards of due process

The United Nations human rights chief today called for the appeal trial in the case of a murdered Congolese human rights defender, Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, and the disappearance of his driver, to fully respect international standards of due process.

DR Congo: Security Council condemns attacks by rebel soldiers in country’s east

The Security Council today strongly condemned the attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by the group of renegade soldiers known as M23, and demanded that all forms of support to armed groups in the country cease immediately.

UN mission using helicopters to protect civilians from rebel fighters in DR Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) used two of its attack helicopters on Thursday in support of the country’s armed forces to deter rebel soldiers – known as M23 – near the villages of Ngugo and Nysisi in North Kivu.

In calls to DR Congo and Rwanda leaders, Ban voices concern over M23 renegades

In calls with the leaders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed grave concern over reports that an armed group of former soldiers in the eastern DRC is receiving external support, according to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.

UN peacekeeping mission concerned by M23 situation in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is concerned by the security situation in the country’s east, where a rebel group of former solders – known as M23 – has made advances in recent days, a UN spokesperson said today.

Secretary-General Ban regrets death of UN peacekeeper in eastern DR Congo clashes

Expressing concern over the situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deeply regrets the death of a United Nations peacekeeper killed in a recent armed clash there, his spokesperson said today.