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UN welcomes security agreement between Rwanda, Uganda and DR of Congo

The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today welcomed a tripartite agreement signed by the DRC, Rwanda and Uganda and designed to promote security in the conflict-wracked Great Lakes region of Africa.

Congolese head home from Burundi border under UN mission protection

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today started escorting home hundreds of refugees who fled fighting in the eastern region in June, but who had returned to the country from Burundi despite continuing regional instability.

UN official in DR Congo to review how peacekeepers can do more with less

Following on a Security Council decision to expand the tasks of the United Nations operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the senior UN peacekeeping official is in the country today reviewing the challenges ahead.

Waiting refugees allowed back into DR Congo - UN agency

After refusing to allow a group of refugees to return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the country's authorities have reversed their position, opening the border and allowing the first group of 200 back in, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) announced today.

DR of Congo and Rwanda agree to deploy teams to troubled border towns - UN

The Governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and neighbouring Rwanda have agreed to deploy permanent teams later this month in two troubled border towns to monitor the situation there, a United Nations spokesman said today.

India, Pakistan preparing to send more troops to DR of Congo - UN

India and Pakistan are preparing to quickly deploy some 1,700 soldiers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after the Security Council moved to bolster the United Nations peacekeeping operation there with an infusion of troops to conduct a range of new tasks, including protecting civilians from violence and enforcing an arms embargo in the east.

Mandate of UN mission in DR of Congo expanded, troops added

The Security Council today expanded the mandate United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) and authorized an increase in its troop strength, but stopped short of raising levels to what Secretary-General Kofi Annan said would be needed in the war-torn central African country.