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Secretary-General appoints Group of Experts for the DR of Congo

Five investigators have been appointed to the Group of Experts for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to monitor the Security Council arms embargo against that country’s militias under a mandate expiring next January, the United Nations spokesman said today.

Security Council expands UN mission in DR of Congo for 2006 elections

The United Nations Security Council today voted to expand the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) temporarily to cover the preparations and holding of nationwide elections next year, the largest and most expensive ever assisted by the world body.

Security Council approves $103 million for electoral logistics in DR of Congo

The United Nations Security Council has authorized Secretary-General Kofi Annan to provide $103 million to the peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for logistic support as voters register for the upcoming election in the vast country.

DR of Congo: UN will provide immediate logistical support for electoral process

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he would begin sending Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) resources right away to help meet deadlines in the biggest and most expensive electoral process the world body has ever helped organize, even before the Security Council formally approves his recommendations.

DR of Congo: UN mission launches new military operation in troubled east

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has launched a new military operation in the troubled eastern Ituri region of the vast country, deploying five fighting companies with aerial support to force a rebel Rwandan militia to fulfil its pledges to disarm and return home.

In DR of Congo, UN mission lends means of transport to electoral panel

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is making its vehicles, airplanes and helicopters available to the national electoral commission as it distributes materials for what will be the biggest and most expensive elections the world body has ever helped to conduct.

Logistical problems put strain on voter registration process in DR of Congo – UN

Voter registration in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is proceeding according to plan, but a number of logistical problems could cause some delays in what will be the largest elections ever assisted by the United Nations, UN peacekeeping officials said today.

False rumours driving refugees home to DR of Congo before region is ready – UN

The United Nations refugee agency is cautioning Congolese in neighbouring countries against believing rumours that may be driving them home prematurely to a region not yet ready for mass returns.

DR of Congo: Battalion of UN mission sets up and supervises new clinics

The Indian battalion of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is channelling supplies from UN agencies to medical camps in the eastern region for people displaced by the conflict which rebel groups resumed and abandoned early last month.

UN Security Council considers resolution on DR of Congo referendum, elections

The United Nations Security Council met behind closed doors today to discuss a resolution put forward by France on the constitutional referendum and upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Council President for August said.