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Security Council welcomes DR Congo-Rwanda agreement on threats to peace

The Security Council today commended the recent agreement of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda to work together against threats to peace and stability in the region, calling it “an important milestone towards the definitive settlement of the problem of illegal armed groups” operating in the turbulent far east of the DRC.

Annan calls on Africans to focus on democracy, development and integration

Welcoming a major new treaty that seeks to bring peace to Africa’s troubled Great Lakes region, which has witnessed some of the world’s bloodiest wars, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the country’s leaders to focus not only on ending conflict but also on democracy, economic development, regional integration and humanitarian issues.