Democratic

DR Congo: UN reports progress in talks between government, rebels

Talks between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a main rebel group are continuing to make headway, according to the top United Nations envoy tasked with helping to resolve the conflict that has engulfed the east of the vast African nation.

DR Congo: talks between government, rebels making headway - UN

The United Nations envoy tasked with helping to resolve the conflict that has engulfed the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has expressed satisfaction at progress made in talks between the country’s Government and a leading rebel group, but noted that some issues must be resolved to ensure success.

DR Congo: Government, rebels enter into UN-backed talks to end fighting

United Nations-backed talks between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a main rebel militia kicked off today, in a bid to end the upsurge in the fighting which has uprooted an additional 250,000 people in country’s far east.

Time to act in DR Congo is now, says UN peacekeeping chief

With a “humanitarian tragedy” unfolding in the war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), it is imperative that action be taken immediately to protect the population and bring an end to the fighting, the top United Nations peacekeeping official said today.

DR Congo: UN envoy to launch dialogue between Government and rebels

The United Nations envoy tasked with helping to resolve the conflict behind the recent fighting that has engulfed the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will launch a dialogue next week in Nairobi between the DRC Government and the rebel group known as the National Congress in Defense of the People (CNDP).

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers to ‘press’ rebels to leave eastern town

United Nations peacekeepers in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) intend to press fighters from the DRC-based Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a mainly Hutu rebel group, to leave a town they recently entered near the Ugandan border.

UN food agency extends relief efforts in DR Congo amid spreading violence

The United Nations food agency is ramping up its humanitarian operations in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in response to deadly fighting between Government forces and armed rebel groups that has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.

More children drafted by armed groups in eastern DR Congo, UNICEF finds

Children continue to be enlisted by armed groups in the war-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations reported today.

UN envoy to war-torn eastern DR Congo wraps up latest round of talks

The United Nations envoy tasked with helping to resolve the conflict behind the recent fighting that has engulfed the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has completed his second round of consultations with leaders in the African Great Lakes region.

Justice essential to breaking cycle of conflict in DR Congo, UN rights chief says

Outbreaks of bloodshed will continue to occur in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where in the past few months escalating conflict has uprooted a quarter of a million people, unless impunity is ended for those guilty of the worst violations, the top United Nations human rights official said today in Geneva.