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DR of Congo: UN will provide immediate logistical support for electoral process

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he would begin sending Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) resources right away to help meet deadlines in the biggest and most expensive electoral process the world body has ever helped organize, even before the Security Council formally approves his recommendations.

DR of Congo: UN mission launches new military operation in troubled east

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has launched a new military operation in the troubled eastern Ituri region of the vast country, deploying five fighting companies with aerial support to force a rebel Rwandan militia to fulfil its pledges to disarm and return home.

In DR of Congo, UN mission lends means of transport to electoral panel

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is making its vehicles, airplanes and helicopters available to the national electoral commission as it distributes materials for what will be the biggest and most expensive elections the world body has ever helped to conduct.

Logistical problems put strain on voter registration process in DR of Congo – UN

Voter registration in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is proceeding according to plan, but a number of logistical problems could cause some delays in what will be the largest elections ever assisted by the United Nations, UN peacekeeping officials said today.

False rumours driving refugees home to DR of Congo before region is ready – UN

The United Nations refugee agency is cautioning Congolese in neighbouring countries against believing rumours that may be driving them home prematurely to a region not yet ready for mass returns.

DR of Congo: Battalion of UN mission sets up and supervises new clinics

The Indian battalion of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is channelling supplies from UN agencies to medical camps in the eastern region for people displaced by the conflict which rebel groups resumed and abandoned early last month.

UN Security Council considers resolution on DR of Congo referendum, elections

The United Nations Security Council met behind closed doors today to discuss a resolution put forward by France on the constitutional referendum and upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Council President for August said.

UN mission in DR of Congo condemns killing of human rights activist

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) has strongly condemned the murder of a human rights activist in the eastern region of the country and appealed to the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly.

Annan welcomes DR of Congo's decision to disarm militia forcibly

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan welcomes a decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Transitional Government to disarm a Rwandan rebel militia on DRC territory by force after it failed to honour its pledges to disarm and return home.

More than 5,000 displaced people in eastern DR of Congo return home, UN says

With security having been re-established in a town in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are returning home voluntarily, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.