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DR Congo: UN mission supports calendar for electoral review process

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has welcomed the announcement by the Independent Electoral Commission of a timetable for the electoral review process for local polls.

Tens of thousands more flee armed groups in eastern DR Congo, UN agency reports

The United Nations refugee agency voiced serious concern today over the plight of thousands of civilians who have fled their homes to escape daily attacks by the many armed groups operating in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

DR Congo conflicts threaten people’s already-shaky living conditions – UN official

Although the global spotlight has been on the conflict in the volatile far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violations have been occurring in other parts of the vast African nation, a senior United Nations human rights official today said.

DR Congo: appeal to Rwandan fighters to return home is working, UN says

The appeal to Rwandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to return home is having a positive impact on peace and security in the strife-torn area, the United Nations’ top envoy there said today.

Upsurge in attacks as militia group returns to North Kivu, UN agency reports

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it is extremely worried about the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the eastern Congolese province of North Kivu, where some 160,000 people have been uprooted from their homes since January and returning militia are attacking local civilians and aid workers.

UN helps demobilize 880 children linked to armed groups in DR Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has demobilized 880 children associated with armed groups in the volatile eastern province of North Kivu between 30 January and 2 March, it was announced today.