DRC

Annan hails signing of new power-sharing accord for Democratic Republic of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the signing in Pretoria of an all-inclusive power-sharing arrangement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and voiced hope that the accord will soon be formally adopted.

UN envoy discusses power-sharing agreement on DR of Congo

The Movement for the Liberation of the Congo (MLC) would accept, with certain conditions, a new power-sharing agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the country said today in Pretoria, South Africa, where he is holding informal consultations with various DRC parties on an acceptable transitional arrangement.

Annan says recent military actions could damage peace process in DR of Congo

The fragile peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in danger of being reversed because of the recent military offensive against Uvira and other key locations in the eastern part of the country, according to a report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan released today.

Rwandan Patriotic Army completes troops withdrawal from DR of Congo - UN

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today reported that all Rwandan Patriotic Army forces have withdrawn from the country.

Security Council members hail planned withdrawal of foreign troops from DR of Congo

Hailing the planned pull-out of foreign forces from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), members of the Security Council this evening stressed the need for the United Nations to monitor these movements.

More Rwandan soldiers preparing to withdraw from DR of Congo - UN mission

Soldiers from Rwanda are preparing to continue their withdrawal from the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country announced today.

First batch of Rwandan troops withdrawn from eastern DR of Congo, UN mission reports

A first batch of Rwandan troops have withdrawn from Kindu, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations mission in the country.

Fewer refugees in Rwanda forced back to DR of Congo, but pressure persists, UN reports

The number of refugees being forced to return from Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has slowed in recent days, but the authorities are still pressuring the Congolese to go back home, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.

DRC rebels limit access to refugees forced to leave Rwanda

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is facing increasing difficulties in gaining access to Congolese refugees forced to return home to North Kivu from camps in Rwanda, an operation that is continuing despite a request to the government of Rwanda to stop, an agency spokesman said.

Rwanda has forced 6,000 Congolese refugees to return home, UN reports

Continuing a practice which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has condemned, the Government of Rwanda has forced 6,000 refugees to return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a spokesman for the agency reported today.