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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First batch of Rwandan troops withdrawn from eastern DR of Congo, UN mission reports

A first batch of Rwandan troops have withdrawn from Kindu, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the United Nations mission in the country.

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).