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DR of Congo: UN moves to secure ceasefire between warring factions in Bunia

The United Nations has stepped up efforts to secure a limited ceasefire and move additional doctors and medical supplies into the troubled Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where rival groups have been fighting for control of the main town of Bunia for nearly two weeks.

UN rights chief 'gravely concerned' at reports of killings, ethnic violence in DR of Congo

Gravely concerned by reports of indiscriminate killings and ethnic violence in the war-riven town of Bunia, the top United Nations human rights official today called on countries to heed Secretary-General Kofi Annan's request for an international response to help bring peace to the troubled northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

As fighting continues in Bunia, DR of Congo, UN fears humanitarian catastrophe

As heavy fighting continues to rage in the town of Bunia in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top United Nations relief official today voiced fear of a looming humanitarian disaster in the area and warned of ethnic tensions that conjured up "shades of Rwanda in 1994."

Violence continues in northeast DR of Congo as rebels vie for Bunia - UN

Violence erupted again in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as Lendu militia, who were driven out of Bunia yesterday by rival Hema fighters, have regrouped and launched a counter-offensive to regain control of the town, the United Nations said today.

Militia retake northeastern town of Bunia in DR of Congo - UN

After sporadic weekend firefights between rival militia in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two Hema groups joined forces and retook the town of Bunia today, according to the United Nations mission in the country.

Weekend rebel offensive drives thousands of refugees from DR of Congo into Burundi - UN

Nearly 5,000 people from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have taken refuge in neighbouring Burundi after fleeing a large-scale weekend offensive by one of the largest Congolese rebel groups, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

DR of Congo: mob attacks UN mission, injures sector chief with machete

Thousands of students and militia stormed a United Nations mission headquarters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today, slightly injuring the UN sector commander in a machete attack, destroying UN property and causing grave concern at UN headquarters in New York.

DR of Congo: UN mission 'deplores' fresh violence in Ituri province

The volatile Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was again the scene of deadly violence as brutal weekend clashes between two rival groups vying for control of the town left five dead and countless others wounded, according to the United Nations mission in the country.

Security Council voices concern about Ituri region of DR of Congo

The members of the United Nations Security Council today voiced concern about the situation in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on all sides in the conflict to end actions that might undo a fragile ceasefire plan in the area.