Situation in DRC’s capital city “very volatile”

The situation in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been described as “very volatile” by a representative from the UN’s Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO).

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Syria’s Aleppo residents “waiting for death”:UN rights chief

Concerns for the people of the Syrian city of Aleppo are greater than ever, where embattled residents say they are “waiting for death”, the UN Human Rights Chief has warned.

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Armed groups in eastern DRC still a “growing threat”: UN envoy

Armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to be a “growing threat” to the peace and stability of the entire region.

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“Mood” in DRC not conducive to peaceful election process: UN envoy

The prevailing “mood” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) does not allow for a “genuine dialogue’ and a peaceful election process, the UN special envoy in the country has said.

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DRC signs US$ 200 million deal to protect rainforest

Efforts to protect the world’s second largest tropical rainforest received a boost on Friday, thanks to a US$ 200 million deal between by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and international partners.

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DR Congo: UN envoy expresses 'serious concern' over rising political tensions

The head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has expressed serious concern about rising political tensions in some parts of the country.

Great Lakes women demand more active role in peace talks

Women-led groups in the African Great Lakes region are demanding a more active and integral role in on-going peace processes, a female activist has said.

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Concern voiced over possible “ethnic” disruption to polls in DRC

Concern has been voiced by the United Nations over the possible disruption of presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by people who want to stoke up “ethnic” tensions.

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Cut “economic lifelines” to militias in Great Lakes: UN chief

The illegal-exploitation of natural resources across Africa’s Great Lakes region by armed groups is an “economic lifeline” that needs to be cut.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan and gender disparities in agriculture

South Sudan “scorched earth” policy revealed in UN probe

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