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African leaders pledge non-interference at DR of Congo talks called by Annan

Representatives of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and three neighbouring countries today agreed to refrain from interference in each other's affairs, and to prevent arms shipments to warring groups in the eastern areas of the country following a meeting called by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Secretary-General calls in African leaders for talks on DR of Congo

Capitalizing on recent "positive developments" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for tomorrow a high-level meeting on the war-torn country.

UN rights expert condemns recent incidents in northeast DR of Congo

The United Nations expert on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has condemned recent incidents in Bunia, during which militia fighters fired shots at UN military observers carrying out a disarmament operation in the area.

UN helicopter in DR of Congo fires at militias in self-defence

A United Nations helicopter on aerial patrol in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) shot in self-defence at a truck carrying armed militias to Bunia, hitting two of them, the UN mission in the country said today.

DR of Congo: thousands receive food aid following deployment of UN troops in Bunia

Thousands of people who had been cut-off from all humanitarian aid for many months because of inter-ethnic combat have been able to receive help this week following the deployment of United Nations peacekeeping troops in Bunia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

DR of Congo: UN continues to boost troop strength in Bunia

The United Nations Ituri brigade, which has replaced the European Union emergency force policing the troubled northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has now reached 2,500, more than half its total expected strength, according to the UN mission in the country.

Annan to continue consultations on Korean nuclear issue

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will continue to consult closely with all parties involved in the “critical” issue of the nuclear weapons programme of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a statement issued by his spokesman said today.

DR of Congo: Security Council lauds European Union international force in Bunia

The United Nations Security Council today praised the European Union for deploying the French-led emergency force, which "helped avoid a humanitarian tragedy" in the troubled northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and was instrumental in stabilizing the flashpoint town of Bunia.

Annan welcomes security handover to UN Mission in DR of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the smooth changing of the guard in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where UN peacekeepers will now police the war-torn town of Bunia and its surroundings, taking over from the French-led interim force deployed there since June.