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UN relief wing warns of possible new wave of expulsions between DR Congo, Angola

The recent reported expulsion of more than 150 citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including 30 women who had allegedly been raped repeatedly, from Angola could signal a new wave of massive expulsions from both countries, the United Nations humanitarian arm said today.

UN envoy condemns attack against blue helmets in eastern DR Congo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Roger Meece, has strongly condemned this weekend’s attack against blue helmets in the volatile far east of the African nation.

DR Congo: UN mission chief stresses reform of security and law to end violence

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) cautioned today that military operations alone in the restive eastern region cannot ensure long-term security in the area, stressing the need to build the capacity of the country’s military, justice system and the police force.

Victims of mass rebel rape may face same abuse from DR Congo army, UN warns

Hundreds of women who were raped by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nearly three months ago now reportedly face the same abuse from Government troops, a senior United Nations official warned today.

DR Congo: UN calls for full probe into death of man in military detention

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today called on the Government to launch a “transparent and impartial” investigation into the death of a man detained in a military camp for throwing stones at President Joseph Kabila’s motorcade.

DR Congo improves education, child survival but greater efforts needed – UN

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has made significant progress in education and child survival in recent years, but much more needs to be done to achieve the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a new United Nations-backed study.

DR Congo: UN helps seize rebel leader presumed responsible for mass rape

United Nations peacekeepers and Government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today seized one of the rebel leaders suspected of being behind the mass rape of more than 300 civilians two months ago in the country’s east.

DR Congo: UN releases most extensive report to date on war massacres, rapes

The United Nations today released a new report on “indescribable” atrocities committed in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 1993 to 2003, when tens of thousands of people were killed, and numerous others raped and mutilated by both armed Congolese group and foreign military forces.