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UN calls for more aid to people of northeastern DR of Congo

A United Nations humanitarian mission to a strife-torn northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is calling on aid organizations to help people there whose lives are being held together by a "desperate thread."

DR of Congo: UN force commander offers upbeat assessment at tour's end

The peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the work of the United Nations mission (MONUC) there have made good progress, Force Commander General Mountaga Diallo said today as he wound up his nearly four-year tour of duty.

UNHCR helps first group of refugees to return to DR of Congo

The United Nations refugee agency is preparing to launch the repatriation of 432,000 people who fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during a bitter war, and has arranged for a pioneering group of nearly 300 to fly to the country.

UN Security Council urges DR of Congo to upgrade security sector for elections

Welcoming the improvement of relations between post-conflict Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighbours, the United Nations Security Council today called on the DRC Government to turn its attention to promoting domestic human rights and accelerating the integration of irregular forces into military or civilian life.

DR of Congo: despite security incident, UN human rights expert continues visit

Despite a serious incident at a high security prison in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an expert of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights will continue her visit to the country, the UN rights body said today.

UN human rights envoy visits DR of Congo

A United Nations human rights expert is on her fourth visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to tackle such issues as national reconciliation, human rights violations, impunity, illegal exploitation of natural resources and the administration of justice.