DR of Congo: UN mission to resume deployment to Kisangani on Friday

The deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in the Congolese town of Kisangani will resume on Friday morning, according to an arrangement reached today between the UN mission and the rebel group that had blocked the arrival of the 120-member Moroccan contingent on Sunday.

Security Council urges parties in DR of Congo to stick to disengagement schedule

Members of the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need for all warring armies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to stick to the schedules established for the disengagement of troops, regardless of concerns about another party's compliance with the process.

Relief needs in DR of Congo outweigh available funds: top UN aid official

Wrapping up a six-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top United Nations humanitarian official today warned that the scope of the country's relief needs was far greater than the resources available to aid organizations in the country.

Number of UN peacekeepers in DR of Congo reaches 500

The number of United Nations peacekeepers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached nearly 500, a UN spokesman reported today.

UN mission in DR of Congo welcomes arrival of first Senegalese UN soldiers

The head of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today welcomed the first batch of 130 Senegalese troops in Kananga, in the central province of Kasai Occidental.

Annan encourages leaders of Rwanda, Uganda to continue pullout from DR of Congo

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today encouraged the Presidents of Uganda and Rwanda to continue the ongoing withdrawal of their respective troops from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and assured them of the United Nations' commitment to rapidly deploy military observers.