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.