UN peacekeeping mission aids DR of Congo national army to move rebels from east

As the national army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) began a two-week operation today to clear thousands of heavily armed Rwandan Hutu rebels from the densely forested Virunga National Park in the east, the United Nations peacekeeping force (MONUC) took up positions to secure the cleared areas.

DR Congo: UN peace mission expanded and extended until next September

Expressing serious concern about the continuing hostilities by militias and foreign armed groups in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the threat to elections in the country, the Security Council today extended the United Nations Organization Mission (MONUC) there until next September, with an additional 300 troops.

UN Nepalese peacekeeper wounded in north-eastern DR of Congo

A Nepalese peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who went with his unit to search for militia weapons in a market in the north-eastern Ituri district was seriously wounded by a shot to the head over the weekend.

Regional meeting to address foreign fighters in DR Congo – UN mission

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi will meet late next week to discuss how to handle the foreign armed forces operating in the eastern region of the DRC, the peacekeeping United Nations Operation Mission (MONUC) there has said.

First group tests repatriation route to DR of Congo from Tanzania, UN says

A pioneering group of nearly 300 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has gone home from Tanzania in the first convoy organized by the United Nations refugee agency to chart the way for thousands of Congolese going back to their war-battered country.

DR Congo: UN teams assist villages where over a dozen people were slaughtered

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) has sent units to two small villages in south Kivu where some 15 persons were slaughtered overnight by men with machetes.

DR of Congo: clock is ticking on political transition goals, UN Mission chief says

The United Nations and its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have nine months to accomplish crucial objectives in the country’s political transition – organizing credible elections, maintaining peace and security and addressing the devastation wrought by war, senior UN envoy William Lacy Swing said today.

DR Congo: Annan condemns armed incursion by Ugandan rebels

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly condemned the recent incursion by armed elements of Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Security Council calls on Rwandan rebel group to disarm, leave DR of Congo

Expressing its concern that foreign armed groups remain in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Security Council today deplored the failure of a Rwandan rebel group to disarm and repatriate, as it had pledged to do in March, and welcomed the DRC's plans to disarm an incoming Ugandan rebel group.