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Fighting in eastern DR of Congo 'must stop,' Annan tells Security Council

As the Security Council met today on ways of moving the peace process forward in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the 15-member body that the armed clashes in the eastern part of the country must end if the conflict-ridden nation - and the region as a whole - was to have a chance at reconciliation.

Great Lakes: UN mission chief in DR of Congo salutes Rwanda/Uganda meeting

The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today saluted the meeting held on Tuesday in London between Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

DPR of Korea: UN food agencies predict good harvest but say aid may still be needed

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea could experience its best harvest in six years, but domestic food production is still under par and the country will likely require outside aid next year, two United Nations agencies said today.

Security Council approves deployment of UN mission in eastern DR of Congo

The Security Council today supported the next phase of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a move that involves the deployment of UN troops and military observers towards the east of the country.

DR of Congo: UN reports urge steps on human rights and economic recovery

The time is right for making progress in promoting human rights and boosting economic recovery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to two reports released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Annan urges Kigali, Kinshasa to end conflict in eastern DR of Congo

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the leaders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to use their influence to stop the ongoing armed conflict in eastern DRC, which he said threatens to undermine the peace process.

DR of Congo: UN mission reports intensified fighting in eastern region

Fighting by various factions, including foreign troops, is escalating in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country.