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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.

DR of Congo: aid to rebels must stop, Security Council members say

Amid reports of ongoing violence in some parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), members of the United Nations Security Council today urged an end to assistance for armed rebel groups and appealed to all parties to a ceasefire accord to live up to their commitments.

DR of Congo: UN mission to resume deployment to Kisangani on Friday

The deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in the Congolese town of Kisangani will resume on Friday morning, according to an arrangement reached today between the UN mission and the rebel group that had blocked the arrival of the 120-member Moroccan contingent on Sunday.

Security Council urges parties in DR of Congo to stick to disengagement schedule

Members of the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need for all warring armies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to stick to the schedules established for the disengagement of troops, regardless of concerns about another party's compliance with the process.

Relief needs in DR of Congo outweigh available funds: top UN aid official

Wrapping up a six-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top United Nations humanitarian official today warned that the scope of the country's relief needs was far greater than the resources available to aid organizations in the country.

Number of UN peacekeepers in DR of Congo reaches 500

The number of United Nations peacekeepers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached nearly 500, a UN spokesman reported today.