DR Congo: UN mission blames militia leader for attacks, gross rights violations

The blame for recent attacks on the United Nations Mission (MONUC) in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as summary executions of civilians, abductions and daily extortion, has been laid at the feet of a recently promoted militia leader, MONUC said today.

DR of Congo: UN mission chief condemns weekend attack on helicopter

The senior United Nations official in charge of peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today deplored a weekend attack on a UN helicopter as "very serious and unacceptable."

Security Council gives nod to unified Kisangani brigade in DR Congo

Acknowledging that the advent of a transitional national government had changed the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council today unanimously withdrew its demand for the complete demilitarization of a key town.

DR Congo elections possible in 2005 only with political progress - UN envoy

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo today said it is feasible to hold national elections next year as scheduled but only if key security and political challenges are met.