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Security Council extends mission's mandate in DR of Congo until end of October

The Security Council, faced with the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) expiring today, extended it for one month, until the end of October.

Annan requests more troops, one-year extension for UN mission in DR of Congo

As the electoral process proceeds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for more troops for the peacekeeping mission there and a one-year extension of its mandate until October 2006, after the installation of a newly elected Government.

UN deputy relief coordinator arrives in DR of Congo

United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Margareta Wahlström arrived today in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the head of an inter-agency mission as the country tries to leave behind ethnic strife and prepares for elections next year.

Annan praises Nigeria's peacekeeping record, offers help with troublesome unit

Noting the United Nations' and Nigeria's shared commitment to a policy of zero-tolerance for sexual exploitation in peacekeeping, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed Nigeria's decision to recall a unit from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following allegations of misconduct.

DR of Congo refugees in Tanzania can start returning home in mid-October, UN says

The first of more than 150,000 refugees who fled fighting in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will begin to go home from Tanzania next month to the most secure areas under an official voluntary repatriation operation, the United Nations High Commission for Refuges (UNHCR) said today.

Secretary-General appoints Group of Experts for the DR of Congo

Five investigators have been appointed to the Group of Experts for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to monitor the Security Council arms embargo against that country’s militias under a mandate expiring next January, the United Nations spokesman said today.

Security Council expands UN mission in DR of Congo for 2006 elections

The United Nations Security Council today voted to expand the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) temporarily to cover the preparations and holding of nationwide elections next year, the largest and most expensive ever assisted by the world body.

Security Council approves $103 million for electoral logistics in DR of Congo

The United Nations Security Council has authorized Secretary-General Kofi Annan to provide $103 million to the peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for logistic support as voters register for the upcoming election in the vast country.