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UN welcomes newspaper apology for accusations of sexual exploitation against staffer

The United Nations today welcomed an apology issued by a British newspaper which had made unsubstantiated accusations of sexual exploitation against a senior UN staff member serving in the peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN to help Congolese refugees head home across difficult terrain

The United Nations is set to help a first group of refugees living in the Republic of Congo (RoC) cross some of the world’s most rugged terrain to get back to their homes in north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: Security Council calls on parties to maintain support for political transition

As the political transition in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) enters a key phase, the United Nations Security Council today urged the country's parties to maintain their commitment to a peaceful and inclusive process.

UN peacekeeping mission in eastern DR of Congo aids national army

Troops from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have gone to the aid of the national army which had come under attack from a militia in the country's north-east Ituri district, a UN spokesman said today.

Aid workers unable to reach 25,000 displaced in DR of Congo camp, UN says

With aid workers unable to reach about 25,000 displaced people in a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during a cholera outbreak, the situation is likely to worsen not only for the infected, but also for those who need basic supplies of food and water, the United Nations emergency coordination office said today.

Security Council extends arms embargo in DR of Congo

Calling the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a continuing threat to international peace and security, the United Nations Security Council today extended an arms and military financing embargo to "any recipient" in the country and it froze the assets of sanctions violators as the UN peacekeeping mission carried out cordon and search operations.

Disarmed Congolese militia members number 10,000, UN mission says

Just over 10,000 members of armed militias in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have disarmed and entered transit areas secured by the United Nations peacekeeping mission under the community reintegration plan for Ituri district.

Rebel renunciation of force against Rwanda welcomed by Security Council

The recent peace-making statement from a major Rwandan rebel militia based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) provides a significant opportunity to move toward peace in the DRC, national reconciliation in Rwanda and normalization of relations between the two countries, the United Nations Security Council said today.

UN mission probes possible breaches of zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is investigating two weekend incidents for possible breaches of its zero-tolerance policies on sexual exploitation and abuse, a UN spokesman said today.

ICJ opens hearings on claims of armed activities by Uganda on DR of Congo territory

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today opened 18 days of hearings on the case filed in 1999 by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) against Uganda for “acts of armed aggression” and seeking “compensation from Uganda in respect of all acts of looting, destruction, removal of property and persons and other unlawful acts attributable to it.”