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DR Congo: UN mission calls on media to exercise restraint during presidential runoff

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today renewed its call for calm during the upcoming presidential runoff elections, appealing to the local media to refrain from publishing hate messages and propaganda.

Top UN aid official to visit DR Congo, Uganda and southern Sudan

Although the troubled eastern half of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has made some progress recently, there have also been serious setbacks and donor funding falls way below local needs, the United Nations’ most senior humanitarian official said today.

DR Congo candidates working to prevent violence during runoff, UN mission reports

The two leading presidential candidates from last month’s historic elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have agreed on a joint plan to investigate the deadly clashes that broke out after the release of preliminary results and to prevent violence from recurring during the runoff poll, the United Nations mission in the country reported today.

Congolese militia leader becomes first man charged at International Criminal Court

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who is accused of recruiting child soldiers has become the first individual to face charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Calm prevails in DR Congo as first parliamentary election results released, says UN

The situation in Kinshasa remained calm over the weekend as the first parliamentary election results from last month’s historic balloting emerged, the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported.

Legislative election results in DR Congo expected any time, says UN mission

Parliamentary election results from last month’s historic balloting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could be released as soon as today, according to the UN mission in that country.

In DR Congo, UN takes part in joint patrols as capital remains calm but tense

Joint patrols involving United Nations troops are on the streets in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today, aiming to ensure that a UN-brokered truce between supporters of both presidential candidates holds in the wake of fighting that erupted after provisional election results were announced on Sunday.

Annan calls for an end to violence in DR Congo; urges all forces off the capital’s streets

Repeating his earlier calls for an end to the fighting that erupted in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after Sunday’s provisional election results, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has also called for all opposing forces to withdraw from the streets of Kinshasa.

Annan calls on both sides in the DR Congo to meet after violence erupts in Kinshasa

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, working to defuse tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been in touch by telephone with the two leading candidates in the country’s landmark presidential elections, calling on them to meet and demanding an end to the violence, the world body said today.

Security Council expresses serious concern about violent clashes in the DR Congo

Expressing serious concern about clashes that have taken place in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since presidential election results were released on Sunday, the Security Council today called for an end to the violence and expressed its hope that the two leading candidates in the polls would meet to resolve their differences peacefully.