DRC

Thousands of Congolese refugees continue to flood into Burundi, UN says

With thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fleeing either sporadic insurgent attacks or the fighting against government forces, the United Nations refugee agency is investigating reports today that the number of Congolese encamped in and around its transit sites in neighbouring Burundi has swelled to 17,000.

Nearly 3,000 Congolese refugees arrive in Burundi, UN says

Nearly 3,000 refugees who have fled to Burundi following recent fighting in the eastern Congolese city of Bukavu are receiving enough assistance to last them for 10 days, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN officials condemn attempted coup in DR Congo

As the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was being normalized after an attempted coup early today in its capital, United Nations officials condemned the uprising and pledged to help the country’s transitional political process.

Looting paralyzes food distribution in DR of Congo – UN

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for an end to the looting that has forced it to suspend food distribution across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

1,000 DR of Congo refugees flee to Zambia in last six days, UN refugee agency says

The Zambian Government is reporting that 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have crossed into its territory since last Thursday because of fighting by Maï-Maï rebel militia elements in southeastern DRC, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today.

Security Council commends UN mission’s handling of tensions in DR Congo

The Security Council today commended the United Nations mission (MONUC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for resolving tensions in Bukavu and responding to violence in Ituri.

UN Security Council to meet Monday on situation in DR of Congo

The Security Council plans to meet Monday on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations spokesman announced today.

Annan hails signing of new power-sharing accord for Democratic Republic of Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the signing in Pretoria of an all-inclusive power-sharing arrangement for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and voiced hope that the accord will soon be formally adopted.

UN envoy discusses power-sharing agreement on DR of Congo

The Movement for the Liberation of the Congo (MLC) would accept, with certain conditions, a new power-sharing agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the country said today in Pretoria, South Africa, where he is holding informal consultations with various DRC parties on an acceptable transitional arrangement.

Annan says recent military actions could damage peace process in DR of Congo

The fragile peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in danger of being reversed because of the recent military offensive against Uvira and other key locations in the eastern part of the country, according to a report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan released today.