Security Council renews mandate of expert group on DR of Congo arms embargo

Expressing its determination to enforce the weapons ban it has imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council today asked Secretary-General Kofi Annan to appoint a successor expert panel to monitor illicit arms imports, as well as travel bans and assets freezes on all violators.

UN refugee agency moves over 1,000 Congolese refugees in Uganda to safer inland areas

More than 1,100 people who fled from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to the Ugandan side of the border area have been moved to two refugee camps further inland, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

DR Congo must punish those responsible for fatal attacks on UN, Security Council says

The Security Council today called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to take immediate steps to bring to justice those responsible for Monday’s attack on United Nations peacekeepers, which left eight of them dead and five wounded.

Thousands flee clashes in DR Congo’s Kivu provinces for western Uganda, UN reports

Thousands of Congolese have fled fighting in the Kivu provinces in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to western Uganda, the United Nations reported today.

UN mission reports on serious human rights abuses by Congolese military

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military’s efforts to flush militias from the area south of Lake Albert in Ituri district has resulted in serious human rights violations, including the summary execution of six fishermen, rapes, imprisoning children and forcing villagers to transport stolen goods, the United Nations peacekeeping mission (MONUC) said today.

Annan condemns killing of eight UN peacekeepers in DR of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan condemned the killing today of eight Guatemalan peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) and the wounding of five others as they sought Ugandan rebels who had displaced thousands of local civilians from a park.

DR Congo: UN report notes political progress, urges disarmament of foreign fighters

Welcoming political progress in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report to the Security Council that the Government must provide for its troops so they can fully disarm foreign armed groups on the country’s territory.