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UN and South Africa designate officials to help implement DRC-Rwanda peace accord

The United Nations and the Government of South Africa have together set up a new secretariat to help implement the recent peace agreement between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda.

Annan urges DR of Congo, Rwanda to put peace agreement into action

Hailing the recent peace accord between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the parties to take the necessary steps to put the agreement into action.

Security Council slated to discuss DR of Congo, Rwanda peace agreement

The United Nations Security Council is slated to hold a discussion later this week on the recent peace agreement between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, the President of the 15-member body said today.

DR of Congo: UN begins training future police instructors

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today began training civilian police instructors in Kisangani.

UN expert confirms rebel group’s extrajudicial killings in DR of Congo last month

The authorities of a rebel group fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) killed civilians and executed uniformed men last month, a United Nations human rights expert who just returned from the country confirmed today.

UN expert to probe alleged extrajudicial killings in DR of Congo

A United Nations expert today announced plans to probe allegations of illegal killings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

DR of Congo: Security Council demands rebels withdraw from captured town

Following the rebel RCD-Goma’s recent capture of Moliro in the southeastern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Security Council today demanded that the rebel troops immediately and unconditionally withdraw from the strategic town.

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.