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After another journalist’s murder, UN urges DR Congo to boost protection for media

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has called on the authorities to reinforce protection for the media following the murders of a journalist and local government official in the strife-torn eastern region of the vast country.

Security Council extends arms embargo against militias in DR Congo

The Security Council today extended by six months its arms embargo against militia groups operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and condemned the continuing illicit flow of weapons into and around the vast African country.

Continuing attacks on Congolese journalists draw concern from UN mission

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today denounced the recent series of attacks on journalists in the troubled country, especially those working for a UN-backed radio station with the largest Francophone audience in sub-Saharan Africa.

UN mission in DR Congo rushes rescue teams to site of deadly train crash

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is sending doctors, nurses, emergency workers and rescue equipment to the centre of the vast country, where a train derailed last night, killing about 100 people.

Surge in gorilla killings in DR Congo sparks concern from UN official

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sounded the alarm today over the fate of mountain gorillas living in a national park in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after another four were found slaughtered late last month.

DR Congo: UN report deplores excessive use of deadly force, impunity in poll clashes

While both the security forces and protestors claiming electoral fraud shared responsibility for deadly violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) earlier this year, the high death toll pointed to an excessive use of lethal force by the army and police, who are now enjoying impunity, the United Nations reported today.

Security Council urges political solution to crisis in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations Security Council today urged key players to seek a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where insecurity has led to the displacement of some 700,000 people.

Secretary-General calls for action to resolve crisis in eastern DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for action to resolve the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) volatile eastern region, where some 700,000 people have been internally displaced.

DR Congo: UN official urges political solution to mitigate tensions in east

The United Nations top peacekeeping official today appealed for a political – and not a military – solution to diffuse tensions in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN agencies warn of looming disaster as tensions rise in eastern DR Congo

United Nations agencies have begun assisting more than 10,000 people who have recently fled fighting, pillaging, rape and other atrocities in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), while warning that the situation could worsen amid military manoeuvres that threaten even greater instability.