DR of Congo: UN mission tries to calm strife in eastern city

United Nations peacekeeping patrols in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) eastern area, have been reinforced with units drawn from Goma and Kindu as battles rock the city centre for the third day running, the UN mission said today.

Member of UN mission in DR of Congo accused of sexual abuse sent home for trial

One member of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) accused of sexual abuse is being repatriated early and will be prosecuted by his national authorities, the UN spokesman said today.

UN peacekeeping official reminds Congolese of responsibilities for transition

At the halfway point towards the holding of elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations top peacekeeping official has reminded the Congolese people of their responsibilities in ensuring a successful transition to peace.

Arriving in DR of Congo, UN peacekeeping chief notes progress

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has made impressive progress over the past year, with a Transitional Government in place, the United Nations mission reinforced and atrocities in the northeast ended, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said on his arrival today in the Great Lakes country for a weeklong visit.

UN peacekeeping chief to start review visit in DR of Congo this week

The United Nations peacekeeping chief is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the start of a weeklong review of UN operations that will include visits to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa.

Armed groups in northeastern DR of Congo sign peace agreement - UN

Representatives of armed militia groups from the embattled Ituri District in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have signed an agreement with the government to disarm and participate in the country's transitional process towards democracy, according to the United Nations mission in the country.

Security Council condemns incursions into Rwanda and DR of Congo

Calling on Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to strengthen security along their frontier, the United Nations Security Council today condemned incursions by the Rwandan army into the eastern DRC as well as rebel attacks launched from Congolese territory.

UN envoy hails trilateral Great Lakes meeting in Washington

On the eve of a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda in Washington, D.C., the United Nations special representative in the DRC said today he hoped the talks would lead to the normalization of relations among Central African countries.

Chief of UN mission calls on militias in DR of Congo to join Ituri peace process

The chief of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today called on militias in the east of the country to join the UN-backed peace process in Ituri province, where some 50,000 people have been killed and half a million uprooted from their homes.

Probe launched into sexual abuse allegations against UN mission staff in DR of Congo

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has launched a comprehensive investigation into reported instances of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of civilians, including minors, by its personnel in Bunia, in the northeastern part of the country.