DRC

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.

DR of Congo: UN mission ready for next stage of deployment - Annan

In an effort to sustain the momentum of the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended that the Security Council authorize the United Nations mission in the country to move into the next phase of its operations and begin the process of disarming combatants.

Annan appoints Cameroonian diplomat as envoy to DR of Congo

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has decided to appoint a Cameroonian diplomat as his next Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN refugee agency delivers aid to 25,000 Central Africans in DR of Congo

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today completed the first phase of an emergency airlift of relief supplies to more than 25,000 refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) located in the north-western town of Zongo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Annan recommends Egyptian diplomat to chair panel of experts on DR of Congo

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has recommended a career diplomat from Egypt to chair a panel of experts investigating the illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Security Council strengthens UN mission in DR of Congo, extends mandate

The Security Council today adopted a resolution that strengthens the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) through the addition of police officers, and extends the operation's mandate until 15 June 2002, subject to an assessment every four months.

Annan recommends one-year extension of UN mission in DR of Congo

Voicing concern about the reported eastward movement of armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Secretary-General Kofi Annan has stressed the importance of maintaining the United Nations peacekeeping force in the country and recommended an extension of its mandate for one more year.

DR of Congo: boats from UN mission test navigability of Congo river

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) today said that two speedboats were travelling northeast from Kinshasa to Mbandaka to test the navigability of the Congo river, which has remained closed for over two years.

Annan sees hopeful signs in DR of Congo after change in leadership

The change in leadership in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has brought with it a new willingness to cooperate with various Congolese factions towards a peaceful settlement of the country's long-standing conflict, according to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.