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Recent clashes in eastern DR Congo draw concern from Security Council

The Security Council today voiced serious concern at the recent fighting between Government forces and rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), some of the worst violence since the signing of a January peace deal.

International Criminal Court rejects appeal to start trial of Congolese militiaman

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has dismissed an appeal by prosecutors against its earlier decision to suspend the trial of the Congolese rebel leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, accused of recruiting child soldiers to serve in his militia.

Remains of 17 dead found at DR Congo plane crash site, UN says

The United Nations has confirmed that the remains of the 17 passengers on board an aid flight that went down in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday have been located in the vicinity of the crash site.

Site of recent DR Congo clashes now calm, UN envoy says following visit

Alan Doss, the top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says calm has returned to Rutshuru in the country's volatile North Kivu province following last week's clashes between Government forces and armed rebel groups.