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Ban Ki-moon condemns massacre of civilians in DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned in the strongest possible terms the recent massacre of civilians in the war-ravaged east in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on those responsible to be brought to justice.

DR Congo: UN condemns recent massacre of civilians in South Kivu

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today spoke out against a recent massacre in the country’s troubled east, calling on the authorities to find and punish those responsible.

UN to investigate allegations of mistreatment by its troops in DR Congo

The United Nations Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has requested an investigation into the treatment of all militia held by its Ituri Brigade Battalions in February 2005 following allegations of mistreatment.

Dangers increase for displaced in eastern DR Congo, UN says

Murder, torture, arbitrary detention and looting are devastating civilians in growing numbers in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian branch said today.

DR Congo: UN says allegations of trafficking by peacekeepers are under investigation

The United Nations today announced that allegations of gold and weapons trafficking by a number of its peacekeepers based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) are under investigation, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to act quickly on the findings, urging Member States to follow suit.

Intimidation hampers probe into post-election violence in DR Congo – UN

Though it has interviewed some 200 victims and witnesses of the post-election clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission there said today that Government cooperation with investigators has been tepid and many witnesses have been intimidated.

Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo until year’s end

Aiming to help the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) cement stability, the Security Council today extended the deployment of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there until the end of this year.

DR Congo: UN envoy vows to help growing numbers of displaced in unstable northeast

Visiting the troubled northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the senior United Nations envoy to the country called on the region’s swelling population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to continue to seek international support and promised to pressure Congolese authorities to act more quickly to alleviate their plight.

UN agency launches repatriation for Congolese refugees returning from Zambia

As some areas in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) recover from devastating civil war, the United Nations refugee agency has started to assist the return of Congolese who fled to Zambia, with the first group of 400 starting the long trek yesterday, the agency announced today.

Disarmament in full swing in DR Congo, UN mission reports

Progress is being made in disarmament efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the notorious leader of one of the Central African country’s largest militias announced that 500 more of his fighters will surrender their weapons this week, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country said today.