UN agency to construct new camp for Central African refugees in DRC

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today announced plans to construct a new camp for persons fleeing from the Central African Republic to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR of Congo: Security Council condemns plundering of natural resources

Condemning the continued plundering of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of an expert group mandated to explore ways of addressing the problem.

Head of UN mission reports 'positive' results of visit to eastern DR of Congo

The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said today that his recent trip to three eastern cities with a group of senior diplomats from six countries was a positive development for the peace process in the DRC.

DR of Congo: group of Rwandan rebel ex-combatants identified by UN mission

In a move leading up to the process of disarming and reintegrating ex-combatants, the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has screened and identified 56 soldiers from a Rwandan rebel group who were being treated in a hospital.