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.