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DR Congo: offensive against Hutu rebels sends thousands fleeing, UN reports

The military operation by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda against ethnic Rwandan Hutu militias is heightening tensions in South Kivu province, driving at least 5,000 people from their homes and threatening to impede the repatriation of Congolese refugees from neighbouring Tanzania, the United Nations reported today.

Top UN envoy appeals to Congolese rebels to seek peace after arrest of leader

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today appealed to the main rebel group involved in the conflict that has raged in country's east to end its rebellion and engage in the path of peace, following the arrest of its leader, the renegade general Laurent Nkunda.

UN peacekeepers not involved in military offensive against armed group in DR Congo

The joint military operation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) against a Hutu militia fighting in the war-ravaged region does not involve United Nations blue helmets, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the country, Alan Doss, stressed today.

Envoy hails progress in UN-backed talks to halt violence in eastern DR Congo

The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed progress toward a key agreement between the Congolese Government, Rwanda and a rebel militia that last year launched a devastating offensive in the eastern region of the vast central African country.

UN official in DRC urges militia group to end deadly fighting in the eastern region

A senior United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) called on one of the major militia forces engaging in deadly violence in the eastern region of the country to put down its arms and work towards a lasting peace.

Parties at UN-backed DR Congo peace talks focus on joint cessation of hostilities

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a mainly Tutsi rebel group have set the stage for substantive dialogue and have turned their attention to a joint cessation of hostilities, the United Nations Special Envoy leading talks aimed at ending the deadly conflict in the vast African nation said today.

DR Congo: top UN envoy misquoted by rebel leader in media report

The top United Nations envoy leading peace talks in the war-ravaged eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today denied remarks attributed to him in an article published yesterday by the Reuters news agency.

Security arrangements dominate UN-backed talks between DR Congo and rebels

United Nations-backed talks aimed at bringing an end to the deadly conflict between the Government and rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been focusing on security matters, including a possible ceasefire, since resuming earlier this week in Nairobi, a senior official said today.

DR Congo: UN-backed Government-rebel talks making progress

The latest round of United Nations-supported Government-rebel political negotiations seeking to quell the violence engulfing the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continued today, with the co-chair reporting slow but steady progress.

DR Congo: UN-backed Government-rebel talks enter substantive phase

The latest round of the United Nations-supported dialogue between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a leading rebel group entered into its substantive phase today, in a bid to quell the violence engulfing the vast nation’s east.