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DR of Congo: UN mission deplores latest round of rebel violence

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has denounced as "incomprehensible and unjustifiable " a rebel group's provocative assault on and recapture of two small eastern towns from a rival faction within hours of signing an agreement on the country's future military structure.

DR of Congo: parties in Ituri region sign ceasefire under UN auspices

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today announced the signing of a local-level ceasefire in the country's north-eastern Ituri region, ending weeks of spiralling violence and escalating tensions.

DR of Congo: Annan 'very concerned' by rapidly increasing tensions in Ituri

Very concerned by the rapidly deteriorating situation and continuing hostilities in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today pledged to work closely with all the parties to pave the way for lasting peace in the region.

DR of Congo: UN panel on illegal exploitation of resources set to restart work

An expert panel investigating the illegal exploitation of natural resources and other forms of wealth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York for consultations before heading to the Great Lakes region to begin its work.

Security Council welcomes DR of Congo peace agreement, demands ceasefire

While welcoming the recent peace agreement reached among Congolese parties in Pretoria, members of the United Nations Security Council today expressed their deep concern about the fighting in Bunia and demanded an immediate end to the continuing hostilities in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Annan 'pleased' at agreement on DR of Congo, warns against continued fighting

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said he was pleased to learn that the parties to the inter-Congolese dialogue reached agreement on all outstanding issues relating to the draft transitional constitution, but warned that recent power struggles in part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could result in a new round of inter-ethnic violence.

DR of Congo: UN mission in talks to investigate killings in Ituri

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has initiated talks with groups controlling parts of the country's Ituri region in hopes of dispatching a mission to investigate reports of violence and killings in the area.