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Renewed violence in eastern DR of Congo threatens relief operations - UN

The targeting of humanitarian organizations in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by armed militias, including violent attacks and looting, could cause serious disruption of relief operations, according to the latest update by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Security Council mission both heartened and wary on peace prospects for Central Africa

The United Nations Security Council mission to Central Africa has returned home heartened by the progress made in efforts to bring peace to the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi, but fully aware of the considerable difficulties on the road ahead, its leader said today.

Additional troops from India, Pakistan to bolster UN peacekeeping force in DR of Congo

Thousands of soldiers from India and Pakistan are heading to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to bolster the United Nations peacekeeping operation there.

UN mission warns Rwanda on its threat to strike rebels in DR of Congo

The United Nations today called on Rwanda to respect international law following its threat to strike against rebels based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), warning that the UN mission's mandate in the DRC includes preventing the peace process from being derailed by spoilers from within or without.

UN probing charges of sex abuse in DR of Congo, peacekeeping official says

The United Nations has dispatched two teams to investigate 150 charges of sexual exploitation and abuse by its civilian and military personnel serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a senior UN official.

Continuing Central Africa peace mission, Security Council visits DR of Congo

The United Nations Security Council, fresh from a rare session in Kenya to speed up efforts to resolve civil wars in Sudan, today visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another conflict-riven country where the world body is seeking to bring peace and stability.

Annan vows to end sex abuse committed by UN mission staff in DR of Congo

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today acknowledged that United Nations peacekeeping personnel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - both civilian and military - committed sexual exploitation and abuse, and vowed to put an end to such practices and hold the perpetrators responsible.

Uranium mine in DR of Congo must stay closed, UN team concludes

A United Nations team has found that a uranium mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that collapsed in July, killing eight people, is at high risk of caving in again and must remain closed.

UN mission, Congolese national army launch joint action against rebels

In the largest such joint action to date the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will support military operations by the national Congolese army to protect the Walungu area in the eastern part of the country from rebel attacks.

UN civilian worker in DR of Congo accused of child molestation

A French civilian member of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been accused of child molestation and is being held by French justice officials, according to a joint United Nations and French statement.