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DR of Congo: UN mission begins training second group of police instructors

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today began training a second group of future police instructors.

2,000 Ugandan troops withdraw from DR of Congo, UN mission reports

About 2,000 troops from Uganda left the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of the continuing withdrawal of foreign soldiers from the central African nation, the head of the United Nations mission in the DRC said today.

DR of Congo: UN hails release of country's top human rights official

The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has hailed the release of the country's top human rights official while cautioning that the lack of security in the region where the abduction took place remains a source of concern that must be addressed.

UN rights expert calls on warring factions in DR of Congo to protect civilian population

A United Nations human rights expert has appealed to warring factions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to protect the civilian population, especially women and children.

UN dispatches relief flight to scene of recent fighting in DR of Congo

The United Nations today dispatched a relief flight to the town of Bunia, located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where fierce ethnic fighting has killed approximately 100 people.

Security Council condemns recent fighting, massacres in DR of Congo town

Condemning the fighting and massacres in a northeastern town of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), members of the United Nations Security Council today called for an immediate end to the violence and urged that those responsible be brought to justice.

Annan hails peace agreement between DR of Congo and Rwanda, pledges UN support

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today hailed the signing of a peace agreement in South Africa between the Governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda as a step towards ending the devastating conflict in the Great Lakes region.

Following volcano eruption in DR of Congo, UN reports no immediate threat to residents

Lava from a volcano near the eastern town of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could wreak physical destruction, but is not likely to harm residents in the area, the United Nations reported today.

Security Council calls for parties in DR of Congo to recommit to peace process

Noting the encouraging political developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the surrounding region, the Security Council today called on all parties to recommit themselves to taking forward these processes and to refrain from any military action that would undermine the progress for peace.

DR of Congo: Annan asks to extend expert panel on illegal use of natural resources

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has recommended that an expert panel dealing with the illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) be extended until 31 October.