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DR of Congo: UN envoy condemns violence in wake of historic meeting in capital

The head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has condemned the spate of violence in the country's volatile northeast, which threatened to eclipse an historic meeting between rebel leaders and Government officials in the capital, Kinshasa.

UN rights expert welcomes abolishment of military tribunal in DR of Congo

The top United Nations expert on human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed the government's decision to abolish the country's military tribunal and court prosecutor's office.

DR of Congo: UN military observer killed in landmine accident

A United Nations military observer was killed and another seriously injured this weekend when their vehicle drove over a landmine in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR of Congo: UN to increase peacekeepers, shore up peace process in northeast

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced today that it would increase the number of UN peacekeepers in the Ituri province, in the volatile northeast of the country.

DR of Congo: UN pledges support for peace process in northeast

A high-level United Nations delegation – including a top envoy of Secretary-General Kofi Annan and representatives of the Security Council – today gathered in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to welcome the creation of a power-sharing local administration that will manage the region until a new post-war national government takes over.

UN-backed commission adopts interim peace measures in DR of Congo

In a determined bid to end nearly five years of violent conflict, rival militia and tribal groups in the northeast of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have agreed to set up interim body to manage that region until a new post-war national government takes over, according to the United Nations mission in the country.

UN mission participates in first meeting of panel to help transition in DR of Congo

An international panel convened to support the political transition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has held its first meeting with the participation of the United Nations mission in that country.

Condemning rebel violence, Security Council asks for probe into DR of Congo massacre

Amid reports of persistent violence and human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), members of the United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the recent activities of rebel groups in the volatile northeast of the country and called for the immediate withdrawal of foreign troops from the territory.

DR of Congo: UN investigates reports of massacres in troubled Ituri region

A team from the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has visited the volatile northeastern part of the country to investigate reports of massacres that may have left as many as 1,000 people dead, according to a UN spokesman in New York.

Accord offers Congolese people best chance for peace and reconciliation - Annan

In an agreement hailed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan as offering the best chance for the Congolese people to restore peace after nearly five years of civil war, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and representatives of rebel factions today gave final approval to the creation of a comprehensive power-sharing administration and new constitution.