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Congolese war crimes suspect appears before International Criminal Court

Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga today made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he faces charges of murder, sexual enslavement, forcing children to serve as soldiers and other war crimes.

DR Congo: UN mission hails transfer of suspect to International Criminal Court

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed the transfer of Congolese General and former militia leader Germain Katanga into the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

UN agency transfers Congolese displaced in North Kivu to safer camps

Reacting to a humanitarian crisis which has driven hundreds of thousands of Congolese from their homes in the volatile North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency today announced a new drive to transfer the displaced to safer shelter.

Congolese war crimes suspect turned over to International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today announced that suspected war criminal Germain Katanga, former senior commander of the militia group Force de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was surrendered to its detention centre at The Hague.

DR Congo: UN mission stresses its goal is to help restore state authority

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains committed to helping the Government and its armed forces restore state authority, the mission’s military chief said today after reports from the troubled North Kivu province that locals and soldiers have been hostile to the blue helmets.

Top UN envoy meets with DR Congo president regarding North Kivu violence

The top United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping mission there (MONUC) met today with the country’s president today to discuss the violence in the troubled North Kivu province.

UN refugee agency works to register displaced Congolese fleeing North Kivu

The United Nations refugee agency is working to register displaced people fleeing confrontations between the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and troops of ex-General Laurent Nkunda in the volatile North Kivu province, where human rights abuses such as rape are reportedly on the rise.

DR Congo: UN works to help displaced as violence continues in North Kivu

The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is rushing aid to displaced people fleeing their homes in the country’s troubled North Kivu region, while putting in place contingency plans to help those affected by the fighting.

DR Congo: UN mission helps in rescue efforts after deadly airplane crash

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is taking part in rescue operations after a commercial aircraft crashed into a residential area of the capital, Kinshasa, earlier today.

Easing tensions in DR Congo pave way for aid delivery to displaced population

Due to a recent lull in fighting between Government and rebel forces in the troubled North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations humanitarian officials reported that aid workers have been able to provide assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs).