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UN envoy condemns attacks on key sites in DR Congo capital

The top United Nations envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deplored the attacks carried out on Monday on the headquarters of the Congolese Armed Forces and of the National Radio and Television Company, as well as the international airport in the capital, Kinshasa.

UN peacekeepers in DR Congo on alert after clashes between Government, armed men

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are on alert today amid ongoing clashes between Government forces and unidentified armed men, according to a spokesperson.

UN peacekeepers respond to Ugandan rebel attack in eastern DR Congo

United Nations peacekeepers in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) yesterday helped the national armed forces retake control over a town following an attack by a Ugandan rebel group that left dozens dead and displaced many more.

DR Congo: UN boosts force in east after gruesome massacre of civilians

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sent attack helicopters and manned foot patrols into the country's strife-torn North Kivu province after discovering the bodies of 21 civilians brutally slaughtered, including babies, children and women, some mutilated, others raped.

Ban welcomes signing of declarations between DR Congo-M23

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the signing of long-awaited accords between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the M23 rebels it has been fighting until last month, and called on all other armed groups in the country to lay down their weapons and join the political process.

UN urges DR Congo authorities to ensure accountability for election-related abuses

A new United Nations report stresses the importance of ensuring accountability for human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during the 2011 electoral period so as to prevent such crimes from being repeated during the next elections.

DR Congo: UN peacekeeping on offensive after defeat of M23, says senior UN official

With peace efforts under way with the M23, the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is shifting its focus to other rebel groups and working with the Government to maintain the fragile gains in the eastern part of the country, the Security Council was told today.

Funding shortage forces UN agency to reduce food assistance in DR Congo

Serious resource constraints are forcing the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reduce or interrupt some of its activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) beginning this month, leaving thousands of people with no food assistance.

UN launches unmanned surveillance aircraft to better protect civilians in vast DR Congo

With top United Nations and Government officials and a crowd of reporters looking on, the world Organization today launched its first-ever unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in the interest of better protecting civilians in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

UN peacekeeping chief in Eastern DR Congo to inaugurate new protection technology, sees progress

On a visit to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said that the situation in the region, where civilians have suffered through recurrent insurgencies, showed evidence of improvement, and gave hope for further progress.