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Big challenges remain to secure peace in DR of Congo, Security Council told

As the international community welcomed the inauguration of a new power-sharing government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), top United Nations officials told the Security Council today that immense challenges remain as the volatile, war-torn central African country edges toward peace and reconciliation.

Annan hails new power-sharing government in DR of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the historic swearing-in of the four Vice-Presidents who will head up the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) new power-sharing transitional government as a "milestone" in the war-weary country's search for lasting peace.

UN welcomes 'historic' arrival of opposition leaders in DR of Congo capital

Two of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) main rebel leaders have arrived in the capital of Kinshasa ahead of tomorrow's swearing-in ceremony that will ultimately name four Vice-Presidents to a new power-sharing government, the United Nations reported today.

DR of Congo: first Bangladeshi troops to arrive in Bunia Monday

The first group of soldiers expected to take over for the Interim Multinational Force in the volatile northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is set to arrive in war-torn Bunia on Monday, the United Nations reported today.

DR of Congo: New Mission chief discusses security, humanitarian concerns in Bunia

The new head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has met in Bunia with the commander of the multinational Force, local relief workers and regional leaders, to discuss a range of ongoing security and humanitarian concerns aimed at preventing chaos when the force pulls out in September.

Senior UN officials stress need to end culture of impunity in DR of Congo

Two senior United Nations officials stressed today that while installation of a transitional government in Kinshasa may help return law and order to war-ravaged northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), real progress - and lasting peace - would take hold only when perpetrators committing crimes in the region were brought to justice.

Security Council welcomes DR of Congo agreement on new government, transition

The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the announcement that President Joseph Kabila has signed a decree setting up a new power-sharing government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Annan, UN Mission welcome pact forming new government in DR of Congo

Welcoming the announcement that Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has signed a decree setting up a new power-sharing government, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on all the parties - both loyalists and opposition - to now seize the opportunity to work together to end nearly five years of war.