UN Security Council condemns ‘any and all outside support’ to M23 armed group in eastern DR Congo

The United Nations Security Council today reiterated its condemnation of and demand for an end to all external support being provided to armed groups – in particular the group known as the March 23 Movement (M23) – which have been destabilizing the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over recent months.

Six UN peacekeepers and interpreter wounded in ambush in eastern DR Congo

Six United Nations peacekeepers and a local interpreter were wounded in a “cowardly” overnight ambush in the strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Mission in the African nation reported today.

Ban calls for ‘concerted’ efforts to bring peace to eastern DR Congo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he remained deeply concerned over the security and humanitarian situations in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and called for “continued and sustained high-level dialogue” to bring peace to the region.

UN agency helps more than 25,000 refugees return to their homes in DR Congo

More than 25,000 Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme that was launched in May by the United Nations refugee agency.