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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."

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.