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UN agency mission finds serious humanitarian needs in east of DR of the Congo

A recent assessment by United Nations relief agencies has found widespread humanitarian needs in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

Security Council studying report on gem and mineral plunder in DR of Congo

The United Nations Security Council is studying a draft statement on the plundering of gems and minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and intends to discuss it next month, a UN spokesperson said today.

UN blocked in attempt to check reports of Rwandan troops in DR of Congo

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported that it had been stopped in its effort over the last few weeks to check on reports of Rwandan troops being stationed inside the Congo.

DR of Congo: UN panel on plunder of resources publishes final report

A United Nations committee investigating the plunder of gems and minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) published its final report today, listing the names of companies that did – and did not – cooperate with its work.

UN troops in DR of Congo postpone movements into troubled northeast

Rain and poor road conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have postponed the planned movement of United Nations troops out of their base in Bunia into four other areas of Ituri province.

UN troops fan out in northeastern DR of Congo, deploy to site of massacre

United Nations troops have begun to fan out from their base of Bunia in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) towards, among other objectives, the site of a recent massacre, a UN spokesman said today.

UN mission investigates second reported slaughter in DR of Congo

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has launched an investigation into the killing of 16 civilians, primarily women, during an attack on 6 October in South Kivu Province, near Burundi, a UN spokesman said today.

UN troops heading out to troubled regions of Democratic Republic of Congo

The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) said today that UN troops will begin to fan out next week from their base in the north-eastern town of Bunia to increase military presence in the area where 65 persons were massacred Sunday.

Transition in DR of Congo going better than expected - UN envoy

The head of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) said today that the pacification of that country was going well - "probably better than could have been reasonably expected."