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Commercial traffic on Congo River set to resume, UN says

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today announced the resumption of commercial traffic along the Congo River for the first time since war broke out in the country in August 1998, and said the move would help boost the local economy.

World Court rejects DR of Congo's call for provisional measures against Rwanda

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today rejected a request by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for provisional measures against Rwanda over what Kinshasa alleged was Kigali's aggression on its territory.

DR of Congo: UN food agency to resume airlifts to feed war victims

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it was resuming emergency airlift operations – for the third time in the past year – for thousands of people trapped by war in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Security Council condemns violence against UN staff in DR of Congo

Strongly condemning a rebel group's intimidation and harassment of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), Security Council members today declared as "unacceptable" acts of violence against two UN staff members earlier this week.

DR of Congo: Annan condemns rebel group's intimidation of UN mission

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned recent acts of intimidation by a rebel group against the UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), including one on Monday in which UN personnel were abducted and assaulted.

Security Council extends UN mission in DR of Congo for 12 months

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) will continue until at least the end of June 2003, the UN Security Council decided today.

UN envoy briefs Security Council on situation in DR of Congo

A senior United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said today that he expected the Security Council to extend for one year the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, known as MONUC.

Annan calls for one-year extension of UN peacekeeping mission in DR of Congo

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), which, in the face of serious difficulties, “continues to serve the international community well,” should be extended for a further year, according to a new report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Annan appoints former Senegalese leader to help with DR of Congo peace process

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named former Senegalese Prime Minister Mustapha Niasse as his Special Envoy to assist in the peace process for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Security Council condemns attacks by rebel group against UN mission in DR of Congo

The Security Council today strongly condemned recent acts of intimidation and unfounded public attacks against the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), particularly by the rebel Rally for Congolese Democracy-Goma (RCD-Goma).