DR Congo: Security Council extends arms embargo and monitoring group

The United Nations Security Council today extended until the end of the year its arms embargo and other sanctions meant to keep weapons out of the hands of militias in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which it said continue to threaten stability in the eastern part of the vast country.

DR Congo: UN hatches new scheme to boost nutrition for displaced

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has set up a new chicken-rearing and egg producing project to improve the nutrition of some of the neediest internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the volatile North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR Congo: UN mission says Katanga conditions still suitable for refugee returns

Conditions in the North Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are still conducive to the return of some 20,000 refugees now in Tanzania and Zambia despite recent agitation against the United Nations Mission there, known as MONUC, the mission said today.

UN Population Fund joins in Congolese campaign against sexual violence

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has joined forces with civil society groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the Government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to launch a nationwide public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the country’s appalling levels of sexual violence.

Eastern province of DR Congo heading towards stability – UN official

Public safety and security are steadily increasing in the Ituri province of the militia-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top United Nations official said today after a two-day visit.

Rwandan armed groups in eastern DR Congo must surrender – Security Council

The Security Council today called on all Rwandan armed groups operating in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to surrender immediately to Congolese authorities and the United Nations peacekeeping mission known as MONUC.

UN coordinates demining in southern DR Congo after anti-tank devices found

The United Nations and its partners are clearing a road in Katanga province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after two anti-tank mines were discovered on a key route, the UN peacekeeping mission in the country said today.