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UN agency to construct new camp for Central African refugees in DRC

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today announced plans to construct a new camp for persons fleeing from the Central African Republic to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR of Congo: Security Council condemns plundering of natural resources

Condemning the continued plundering of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of an expert group mandated to explore ways of addressing the problem.

Head of UN mission reports 'positive' results of visit to eastern DR of Congo

The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said today that his recent trip to three eastern cities with a group of senior diplomats from six countries was a positive development for the peace process in the DRC.

DR of Congo: group of Rwandan rebel ex-combatants identified by UN mission

In a move leading up to the process of disarming and reintegrating ex-combatants, the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has screened and identified 56 soldiers from a Rwandan rebel group who were being treated in a hospital.

DR of Congo: UN mission chief, rebels discuss deployment of peacekeepers

The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) met today with rebel leaders to discuss the deployment of UN troops to a part of the country under their control.

DR of Congo: Zimbabwe set to comply with Security Council decisions, UN says

The Government of Zimbabwe has reaffirmed its willingness to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the DRC peacekeeping mission said today.

DR of Congo: more than 1,600 Rwandan fighters undergo disarmament screening

More than 1,600 former Rwandan fighters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been screened as part of the disarmament process, the United Nations Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) said today.

DR of Congo: exploitation of natural resources continues 'unabated,' UN panel reports

Reporting that numerous individuals and institutions continue to get rich by exploiting the natural resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a group of United Nations experts has recommended imposing a moratorium on the purchase and import of certain precious commodities from that country.

DR of Congo: UN mission screens Rwandan FDLR troops in Kamina

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has begun verifying the number and status of troops from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) assembled at a base in Kamina, in the Congo's southeastern Katanga province.

DR of Congo: Security Council’s 9 November action ‘a roadmap’– UN mission

The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today said the resolution adopted by the Security Council on 9 November provides the UN operation with a roadmap that will guide its actions in the coming months.