Eastern province of DR Congo heading towards stability – UN official

Public safety and security are steadily increasing in the Ituri province of the militia-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top United Nations official said today after a two-day visit.

Rwandan armed groups in eastern DR Congo must surrender – Security Council

The Security Council today called on all Rwandan armed groups operating in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to surrender immediately to Congolese authorities and the United Nations peacekeeping mission known as MONUC.

UN coordinates demining in southern DR Congo after anti-tank devices found

The United Nations and its partners are clearing a road in Katanga province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after two anti-tank mines were discovered on a key route, the UN peacekeeping mission in the country said today.

Ban Ki-moon hails agreement to end violence in eastern DR Congo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the agreement reached today between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and armed groups in the country’s war-torn east as an “important step,” pledging the United Nations’ continuing support