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UN force commander urges ceasefire in volatile eastern DR Congo

With violence flaring in the volatile eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations military official based in the country today called for a ceasefire and a negotiated settlement to the conflict which has pit government troops against faction leader Laurent Nkunda.

DR Congo: UN relief chief deplores recent violence in far east

The United Nations humanitarian chief and President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today voiced their extreme concern about the humanitarian situation in the far east of the country, where a fresh outbreak of fighting among Government forces, renegade troops and armed groups has displaced more than 10,000 civilians in the past 10 days.

Thousands more civilians flee new clashes in eastern DR Congo, UN reports

Thousands of Congolese civilians are on the move in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) strife-torn North Kivu province, fleeing their homes amid reports of renewed fighting, cases of rape, and rising tensions between Government forces, renegade troops and rebel groups, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.