DRC

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.

DR of Congo: Security Council welcomes withdrawal of Ugandan forces

While hailing a recent accord on the withdrawal of Ugandan forces from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), members of the Security Council today expressed “extreme concern” about the situation in the eastern part of the country and called for an immediate end to fighting by all sides there.

UN protests Rwanda’s forced repatriation of Congolese refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ruud Lubbers, today registered his opposition to the Rwandan Government’s apparent forced return of some 1,500 people who had fled across the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR of Congo: Security Council backs implementation of peace agreement with Rwanda

Voicing its full support for the implementation of the recent peace agreement between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, the United Nations Security Council today urged the parties to comply with their responsibilities under the accord.

UN and South Africa designate officials to help implement DRC-Rwanda peace accord

The United Nations and the Government of South Africa have together set up a new secretariat to help implement the recent peace agreement between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda.

Annan urges DR of Congo, Rwanda to put peace agreement into action

Hailing the recent peace accord between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the parties to take the necessary steps to put the agreement into action.

Security Council slated to discuss DR of Congo, Rwanda peace agreement

The United Nations Security Council is slated to hold a discussion later this week on the recent peace agreement between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, the President of the 15-member body said today.

DR of Congo: UN begins training future police instructors

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today began training civilian police instructors in Kisangani.