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1,000 DR of Congo refugees flee to Zambia in last six days, UN refugee agency says

The Zambian Government is reporting that 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have crossed into its territory since last Thursday because of fighting by Maï-Maï rebel militia elements in southeastern DRC, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today.

Security Council commends UN mission’s handling of tensions in DR Congo

The Security Council today commended the United Nations mission (MONUC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for resolving tensions in Bukavu and responding to violence in Ituri.

UN Security Council to meet Monday on situation in DR of Congo

The Security Council plans to meet Monday on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations spokesman announced today.

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Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today reported that all Rwandan Patriotic Army forces have withdrawn from the country.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