DR Congo: UN rights office urges release of illegally detained protestors

The United Nations human rights office today raised serious due process concerns over the detention of at least 300 people – some for as long as three weeks and with no access to a lawyer – following recent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Great Lakes region must unite to stamp out armed groups in DR Congo, urges UN envoy

Countries must come together to “neutralize all negative forces” terrorizing the population in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region urged today following meetings with top Rwandan officials to discuss recent peace and security developments in the region.

Armed groups to be 'neutralised' says UN DR Congo envoy after massacre near Beni

The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has today strongly condemned massacre of civilians that took place in the area of Beni town in the vast country's restive northeast.