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Chief of UN mission for DR of Congo calls on Rwandan President

The head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda reviewed the process of normalizing diplomatic relations between the two countries at a meeting in the Rwandan capital today, the Mission said.

UN relief official sees security improvement in crisis-ridden eastern DR of Congo

The United Nations coordinator of humanitarian aid arrived in the town of Baraka in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo to greetings from a huge crowd, a sign that security has improved significantly in the area, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

UN relief official in DR of Congo to visit world's greatest humanitarian crisis

A senior United Nations official charged with coordinating humanitarian assistance arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) capital today on his way to the country's eastern region to visit the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.

UN peacekeepers involved in armed clashes with militias in DR of Congo

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were involved in several armed confrontations over the weekend with members of a number of militias in the eastern town of Bunia, scene of fierce fighting between rival rebel factions earlier this year.

DR of Congo presents frightening picture of human rights abuses - UN expert

Genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "create a frightening picture of one of the most serious human rights situations in the world," according to a report to the United Nations General Assembly.

Shooting at UN troops in DR of Congo wounds one peacekeeper

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "vigorously responded" to attacks on blue helmet troops last night, kicking off a prolonged firefight in which one UN soldier was lightly wounded, according to a dispatch released today from Kinshasa.

UN protests DR of Congo impediments to air crash investigation

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has "strongly protested" to the transitional government for allegedly blocking its efforts to check out reports that an airplane that crashed in Katanga Province had been carrying weapons, which would be in contravention of the arms embargo imposed against the African country.

Thousands of women assaulted; new fighting in eastern DR of Congo, UN says

Thousands of women and girls between the ages of 5 and 80 in the eastern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been tortured and raped and many are nursing bullet wounds, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

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.