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Provisional parliamentary election results unveiled in DR Congo – UN mission

Electoral authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have announced the provisional results of the vast African country’s historic parliamentary elections in July, the United Nations mission to the country reported today.

UN humanitarian chief promises justice for victims of sexual violence in DR Congo

After meeting today with sexual violence victims in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland pledged to fight “the culture of impunity that has too long held sway in this country.”

DR Congo: UN humanitarian chief tours displaced camp and meets with disarmed rebels

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator spent the second day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and a demobilization site in the southern province of Katanga.

DR Congo: UN humanitarian affairs chief calls for an end to culture of impunity

The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today called for end to the “culture of impunity” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he just arrived on the first stop of an eight-day trip to three central African nations.

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.