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UN troops in DR of Congo exchange fire with persons coming from Rwanda

Unidentified people aboard three dug-out canoes coming from Rwanda opened fire on United Nations peacekeeping forces in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) early today, but were forced to turn back when the UN troops returned fire, the UN mission said.

UN mission sends military team to investigate fighting in eastern DR of Congo

Following reports of fighting between different factions of former members of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and weapons distribution to civilians in North Kivu province, the United Nations mission today said it sent a mainly military team to carry out a four-day investigation in the area.

UN mission in DR of Congo concerned about distribution of weapons to North Kivu civilians

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today called on the factions of the national armed forces fighting each other in North Kivu province to end the hostilities and urged anyone handing out arms to civilians in the area to stop.

UN finds proof of hostile armed group in DR Congo but doesn't know origin

Following helicopter and foot patrols in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country has found evidence of hostilities by "an armed, organized but unknown military presence," but has not been able to identify it, the head of the mission's peacekeeping troops said today.

Security Council mission calls for extra push for peace in DR of Congo, Burundi

With both the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi "at a crucial turning point" in their peace processes, the United Nations Security Council should take financial and technical steps to help ensure success of the transition from years of war, according to the report of a Council mission released today.

Security Council demands Rwanda pull out military forces in DR of Congo

The United Nations Security Council today demanded Rwanda withdraw any military forces it may have in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and warned of potential instability brought about by the presence of Rwandan rebels in the DRC.

DR of Congo: two peacekeepers wounded in confrontation with rebels, UN mission says

Two United Nations peacekeepers are recovering from their wounds in a UN hospital today after their investigation of alleged human rights violations by a rebel militia resulted in an exchange of fire, the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said.

Secretary-General urges Rwanda to refrain from fighting on Congolese territory

Expressing deep concern, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said Rwanda should not interrupt the Democratic Republic of Congo's political transition by fighting against former rebel Rwandan Hutu militiamen in the eastern DRC.

UN mission concerned at Rwandan statements on its rebels in DR of Congo

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today expressed concern about renewed tensions between the DRC and its eastern neighbour over Rwanda's expressed intentions to attack DRC-based Rwandan rebels even though conditions are ripe for their repatriation.

Renewed violence in eastern DR of Congo threatens relief operations - UN

The targeting of humanitarian organizations in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by armed militias, including violent attacks and looting, could cause serious disruption of relief operations, according to the latest update by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).