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Security Council mulls sending emergency force to northeastern DR of Congo

In strong support of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s call for “decisive action,” the Security Council is expected to endorse – possibly as early as Friday – the deployment of an emergency force to help stabilize the volatile situation in the town of Bunia, in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR of Congo: UN reports situation remains tense in Bunia with sporadic fighting

While the situation in troubled north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains tense - with sporadic fighting reported in around the town of Bunia - a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today the only way to quell the violence is to send a multinational force to the region to pressure rival factions to reopen peace talks.

DR of Congo: new clashes in Bunia leave two dead, five wounded - UN

A deadly firefight between rival armed militia erupted in Bunia - the main city of the embattled Ituri district in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - once again leaving a trail of dead and wounded, according to a United Nations spokesman in New York.

Top UN officials head to northeastern DR of Congo to assess situation in Bunia

Senior United Nations peacekeeping and humanitarian officials have arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to meet with top government officials and assess the situation in the country's bloodied northeastern town of Bunia, where an inter-ethnic power struggle has been raging for weeks.

Fighting reported in new area of Ituri region in DR of Congo - UN

As the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to work out a plan with militia leaders to confine their combatants in the Ituri region, fighting has been reported in the northern part of that district in the area of Aru.

DR of Congo: UN mission patrols Bunia, reassures local population

With the relative calm holding in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission in the country continues to patrol the town of Bunia, trying to ease ethnic tensions and reassure the terrified local population.

Annan condemns killing of UN military observers in DR of Congo

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned the "appalling and shocking" murder of two United Nations military observers in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called on all Congolese parties to "renounce violence and consolidate hard-won peace agreements."

DR of Congo: UN military officials try to defuse tensions in Bunia after weekend of calm

Following a weekend of calm in Bunia, senior military officials from the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) went into the town today to try to defuse rising tensions following the return of Lendu militias.

Annan urges emergency UN force to quell fighting in northeastern DR of Congo

With Congolese parties signing a ceasefire agreement today for the northeastern region of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged the Security Council to consider quickly deploying a multinational emergency force to help stabilize the volatile situation in the town of Bunia.

Security Council welcomes ceasefire in power struggle in northeast DR of Congo

The United Nations Security Council welcomed the ceasefire agreement signed today for the volatile Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as the efforts by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to address the urgent humanitarian situation in Bunia.