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UN forces return fire from militiamen in DR Congo

United Nations peacekeeping forces investigating allegations that militia members were assembling in a village in an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with a view to attacking a nearby town came under fire from militiamen in an ambush, the UN mission, MONUC, said today.

Militias have killed civilians in northern DR of Congo, UN mission says

Rival factions of the Mayi-Mayi militia have killed at least 30 civilians in several villages and forced others to flee their homes in Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission (MONUC) there said today.

DR Congo: UN troops arrest 13 militia members in bid to quell instability

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has arrested members of a militia suspected of planning an attack near a market in the eastern province of Ituri and involved in an exchange of shots that wounded an investigating UN military officer.

UN human rights official condemns killing of military observer in DR Congo

A senior United Nations human rights official today strongly condemned the murder of a UN military observer last week during the ambush of a peacekeeping convoy in the eastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN military observer killed in DR of Congo ambush

A United Nations military observer was killed today in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during the ambush of a UN convoy as it returned from investigating allegations of extortion by local militia members.

UN investigators find 12 corpses in remote Congolese town of Gobu

After several failed attempts to get to a remote village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate allegations of a massacre last month, a military team from the United Nations mission (MONUC) has arrived in Gobu and found 12 corpses, the mission said today.

Security Council members urge measures to stabilize situation in DR Congo

Members of the United Nations Security Council today called for a series of measures aimed at promoting stability in the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR of Congo: UN mission helps restore calm to Bukavu

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported today that tensions in the town of Bukavu have abated, but the situation is still being monitored.

DR of Congo: UN and government officials meet on security sector reform

In order to consolidate stability, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must reorganize its military and police in an open manner, Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette told a meeting in New York of officials from the United Nations and the country's government today.

Militia fires on UN team investigating alleged massacre in the DRC

After coming under intense militia fire yesterday, a United Nations team arrived in a northeastern town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today to investigate allegations of a massacre, a UN spokesman said.