DRC

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.

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).