DR Congo: alleged murderer of two UN observers in 2003 captured

A fugitive former rebel militia member alleged to have been involved in the murder of two United Nations observers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) three and a half years ago has been arrested, bringing to seven number of those detained in the affair.

Every day 1,200 people die from violence, disease in the DR of Congo: UNICEF

Every day 1,200 people, half of them children, are killed in the conflict-hit Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) because of violence, disease and malnutrition, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report issued today.

UNESCO Director General joins others deploring murder of Congolese journalist

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today joined others who have condemned the murder earlier this month of Congolese journalist Bapuwa Mwamba.

UN agency to repatriate Congolese refugees from Sudan despite concerns

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is scheduled to begin repatriating around 850 Congolese from South Sudan today to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), from where they fled more than 40 years ago, despite poor conditions and insufficient funds for reintegration assistance because the elderly group wants to return home.

DR Congo: UN welcomes life sentences on soldiers accused of massive rape

Welcoming the first sentencing of army soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity stemming from massive rape, United Nations officials have called for further investigations to help prosecute other military personnel who may be implicated.

Two peacekeepers wounded in attack on UN post in southern Sudan

In the second attack on a United Nations post in southern Sudan in less than a week, two peacekeepers from Bangladesh were wounded yesterday when 100 armed men tried to confine the blue helmets to their base in order to loot other compounds in Yambio near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UNICEF hails International Criminal Court arrest of suspect in child conscription

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today lauded the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest of a man accused of conscripting and enlisting children to fight in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Senior UN official urges Europe to help provide election security for DR of Congo

As the United Nations helps the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to hold national elections in June as part of a peace plan after the most lethal fighting in the world since World War II, the world body’s top peacekeeping official is calling on the European Union (EU) to reinforce UN forces in providing security.