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DR Congo: UN colleagues mourn slain journalist Serge Maheshe

United Nations colleagues are mourning the death of Serge Maheshe, a journalist for Radio Okapi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who was shot last week while entering a UN car.

DR Congo final stop on Security Council’s week-long Africa trip

Members of the Security Council wrapped up their week-long mission to Africa today, holding meetings with United Nations and Government officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: UNICEF Ambassador Lucy Liu urges protection of women and children

Having recently returned from a visit to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ambassador Lucy Liu called on the nation’s Government to bolster its efforts to protect women and children caught in the continuing violence.

Ban Ki-moon vows UN help in finding those who murdered Congolese journalist

Reacting to the murder of a radio journalist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged that the world body would fully support efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.

DR Congo: UN mission deplores murder of radio journalist

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today condemned the killing of a journalist working for a UN-sponsored radio station with the largest Francophone audience in sub-Saharan Africa.

UN probe finds peacekeepers in DR Congo used excessive force

A United Nations investigation found that Bangladeshi peacekeepers operating in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) used excessive force in 2005 against detainees trying to escape from their control, a UN spokesperson said today.

DR Congo: UN official urges protection for civilians caught in conflict

At a conference of religious leaders in the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations humanitarian official has said dialogue among parties is a cornerstone for the protection of civilians caught in the conflict.

UN wraps up repatriation of Southern Sudanese from DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency has wrapped up its repatriation of southern Sudanese from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), ending a yearlong effort that saw the return of 8,000 people.