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New York: The security services and defence forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) killed at least 47 people during anti-government protests over a 13-month period through 31 January 2018, a United Nations human rights report has found. more
UN refugee agency scaling up support as ‘horrific’ violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda

New York: In the span of just three days – between 10 and 13 March – more than 4,000 people, mostly terrified women and children, have crossed into Uganda from crisis-gripped ...

DR Congo: Flaring tensions could ‘plunge Kasai region into new violence,’ UN warns

New York: The United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that ongoing instability in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) poses a grave risk to civilian safety ...

South-eastern DR Congo at risk of humanitarian disaster of ‘extraordinary proportions,’ warns UN refugee agency

New York, Feb 21 (JEN): Cautioning that the Tanganyika region in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo could be engulfed by a humanitarian disaster of “extraordinary propor ...

Fleeing DR Congo violence, thousands take perilous lake journey to Uganda – UN

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): Over 22,000 desperate Congolese refugees crossed Lake Albert to Uganda last week, with four drowning when their boat capsized on the perilous journey from the conf ...

DR Congo: UN chief condemns killing of 'blue helmet,' calls on armed groups to lay down weapons

New York, Jan 28 (JEN): Condemning the killing on Saturday of a peacekeeper with the United Nations stabilization mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who was ambushed in ...

DR Congo: UN rights office urges probe into use of force against protestors, UN personnel

New York, Jan 24 (JEN): At least six people died and 68 were wounded during weekend demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) capital, Kinshasa, the United Nations huma ...

Resolve differences peacefully, Security Council to DR Congo political actors

New York, Jan 17 (JEN): Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has ca ...

Brinkmanship, lack of compromise will only deepen DR Congo political crisis, Security Council told

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the De ...

UN announces special probe into attacks on peacekeepers in eastern DR Congo

New York, Jan 7 (JEN): The United Nations is launching a special investigation into attacks on peacekeepers in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one month after 15 & ...