UN sends team to DR Congo to probe allegations of misconduct by peacekeepers

The United Nations announced today that it is sending a management audit team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this weekend in response to allegations of misconduct by troops serving with the world body’s peacekeeping operation there.

DR Congo: UN envoy deplores murder of politician in volatile east

The senior United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has condemned yesterday’s murder of a local politician in the far east of the country, saying it seems to be part of an emerging pattern of assassinations of political and business leaders in that region of the vast nation.

DR Congo: UN’s top rights official concerned at acquittals in military trial

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today voiced concern at the recent decision by a military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to acquit all defendants of killings, torture and other abuses that occurred during an operation by the country’s armed forces.

Ex-militia members in DR Congo’s Ituri district to begin demobilizing – UN

The disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme for former members of three militia groups in the volatile Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will start next week, the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the country (MONUC) has announced.

DR Congo: UN colleagues mourn slain journalist Serge Maheshe

United Nations colleagues are mourning the death of Serge Maheshe, a journalist for Radio Okapi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who was shot last week while entering a UN car.

DR Congo final stop on Security Council’s week-long Africa trip

Members of the Security Council wrapped up their week-long mission to Africa today, holding meetings with United Nations and Government officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: UNICEF Ambassador Lucy Liu urges protection of women and children

Having recently returned from a visit to eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ambassador Lucy Liu called on the nation’s Government to bolster its efforts to protect women and children caught in the continuing violence.

Ban Ki-moon vows UN help in finding those who murdered Congolese journalist

Reacting to the murder of a radio journalist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged that the world body would fully support efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.

DR Congo: UN mission deplores murder of radio journalist

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today condemned the killing of a journalist working for a UN-sponsored radio station with the largest Francophone audience in sub-Saharan Africa.

UN probe finds peacekeepers in DR Congo used excessive force

A United Nations investigation found that Bangladeshi peacekeepers operating in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) used excessive force in 2005 against detainees trying to escape from their control, a UN spokesperson said today.