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DR of Congo: Security Council condemns harassment of UN mission by rebel group

Members of the Security Council today condemned recent attacks by a rebel group against the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and demanded an immediate end to the harassment of UN officials and full cooperation with an investigation into recent events in Kisangani.

DR of Congo: reporting calm in Kisangani, UN stresses need for demilitarization

While reporting that the situation in Kisangani - a strategic city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - appeared to be calm today in the wake of yesterday's clashes, United Nations peacekeepers in the country stressed the need for demilitarizing the town.

Security Council considers next steps in DR of Congo peace process

The establishment of a transitional government in Kinshasa, the disarming of rebel groups, and the withdrawal of foreign troops are essential next steps to advance the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of a Security Council delegation just back from the region told the Council today.

DR of Congo: UN-backed 'Convoy of Hope' sets sail to bring aid to Oriental Province

A convoy of barges carrying desperately needed aid to the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Oriental Province has set sail from Kinshasa, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.

Security Council welcomes progress in inter-Congolese dialogue

Members of the United Nations Security Council today welcomed the significant progress made in the formal talks between the parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

DR of Congo: Security Council reiterates importance of 'full withdrawal' from Moliro

Members of the Security Council today reiterated the importance of a "full withdrawal" by all troops from the strategic southeastern town of Moliro in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following reports that government soldiers were spotted in the area.

Security Council mission to travel to DR of Congo, region, in late April

A United Nations Security Council delegation will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other countries in the region in late April, a UN spokesman said today.

DR of Congo: Annan condemns deadly attack against Catholic church

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned an attack on a Catholic church in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and called for a speedy investigation into the incident.

Congolese talks resume after sides agree to UN-monitored troop pullout

Formal talks between the parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo have recommenced after the Government and a major rebel group agreed to withdraw troops from disputed towns in the country's east, a United Nations spokesman announced today.

DR of Congo: UN deplores capture of strategic town in country's southeast

Reacting to the news that the strategic town of Moliro, in the southeastern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, had been captured by elements of the rebel RCD-Goma, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced grave concern over the development and urged all sides to resume dialogue.