Expert panel named to monitor UN arms embargo in eastern DR of Congo

Four experts have been named to monitor the United Nations embargo prohibiting weapons flowing to militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and, if necessary, to nearby areas of other countries.

Congolese expelled from Angola threaten Angolan refugees in DR of Congo

Congolese workers recently expelled from Angola, penniless and at minimum notice, have attacked Angolan refugees being sheltered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and cared for by United Nations agencies, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

Migrants expelled from Angola into DR of Congo need urgent aid, UN says

At least 80,000 migrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who were recently expelled by neighbouring Angola from a diamond-rich district, urgently need food, medicines, clean water and transport, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

Commander of UN force in DR of Congo visits Kivus and neighbouring Burundi

The commander of United Nations forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) visited the troubled eastern regions of the Great Lakes country and held talks with officials in neighbouring Burundi on enforcing the arms embargo against the Kivu Provinces in the DRC.

Security Council elects three officers of DR of Congo sanctions committee

The United Nations Security Council has elected a chairman and two new vice chairpersons for its committee overseeing an arms embargo against the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN mission in DR of Congo finds bodies after report of gunmen killing villagers

A United Nations team investigating a report that rampaging gunmen killed at least 25 people during three days of murder, rape and arson last month in a heavily forested district in the eastern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has found bodies in shallow graves and are sending more investigators this week.

Accidental deaths of six UN peacekeepers serving in DR of Congo mourned

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today paid tribute to the memory of six United Nations peacekeepers who drowned while on routine patrol in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Tuesday.

UN Mission in DR of Congo pays tribute to latest two of 27 fallen soldiers

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has paid tribute to two soldiers whose deaths in March brought the toll for peacekeepers in the country to 27.