DR of Congo: UN evacuates staff following volcano eruption in Goma

A volcano today erupted in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), forcing the United Nations to evacuate its personnel from the affected area.

Security Council members call ceasefire in Burundi a ‘foremost priority’

Members of the Security Council today “strongly called” for a ceasefire in Burundi, encouraging the parties there to complete the process of setting up transitional institutions.

Annan names new experts to panel on illegal exploitation of Congolese resources

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named new members to an expert panel set up by the Security Council to examine the illegal exploitation of natural resources and other forms of wealth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a document released today at United Nations Headquarters in New York.