Ban voices alarm at worsening conflict in volatile east of DR Congo

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where thousands of civilians have fled their homes because of fresh fighting and rebels have fired rockets at United Nations peacekeepers.

Ugandan rebels kill six civilians in DR Congo, UN mission reports

Ugandan rebel forces operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) killed six civilians in a deadly attack in the north-eastern village of Bangadi, the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the DRC reported today.

Security Council alarmed at resurgent violence in eastern DR Congo

The Security Council today voiced deep concern over the recent resurgence of violence in the easternmost provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), warning of its potential to undermine the wider Great Lakes region of Central Africa.

Conflict in eastern DR Congo will not be resolved by force alone – UN envoy

The use of force alone will not bring about a solution to the problems in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the United Nations peacekeeping force there said today, as clashes continue between Government troops and rebels in North Kivu.

Fighting on two fronts in eastern DR Congo uproots over 150,000 – UN

More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the past two months by fighting on two fronts, with dissident Congolese and Ugandan rebels, the United Nations refugee agency reported today, announcing efforts to boost relief aid.

In DR Congo’s troubled east, blue helmets escort relief workers

United Nations peacekeepers have provided 21 escorts to humanitarian agencies in the field in North Kivu, the scene of heavy fighting in recent weeks, in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Ban calls on rebels, army to immediately cease fire in eastern DR Congo

Voicing “increasing concern” at developments in the border areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on rebels and the Congolese Government to immediately observe an effective ceasefire and cooperate with United Nations peacekeepers to achieve a separation of forces.

UN unable to confirm reports of Rwandan incursions into eastern DR Congo

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has not been able to confirm persistent reports of incursions by Rwandan troops into the eastern part of the vast country where they are said to be fighting alongside rebels.

Angry protesters attack UN post, wound two peacekeepers in DR Congo

Hundreds of Congolese civilians, enraged by violent incursions by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Ugandan rebels, attacked United Nations posts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) yesterday, wounding two UN peacekeepers.

‘Precarious calm’ returns to scene of recent Congolese clashes, reports UN

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reports that “a precarious calm” has returned to North Kivu, especially the town of Sake, the scene of recent fighting between Government troops and rebel forces.