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UNHCR calls for ban on forced returns of asylum seekers to eastern DR Congo

New York: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reiterated its call for a ban on forced returns to eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including asylum seekers who have had their claims rejected.

Mass displacements in eastern DR Congo threaten young lives

The lives of thousands of children in overcrowded, unsanitary camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are seriously at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.

Humanitarians aid thousands in need across DR Congo; UN peacekeepers attacked by hostile crowd

New York: Despite severe constraints on access, UN and other humanitarian workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have begun helping thousands displaced by renewed fighting between the Congolese army and the M23 armed group around the eastern region of North Kivu, close to the border with Rwanda and Uganda.

DR Congo: Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ by resurgence of fighting between Government troops and M23

New York: The UN Secretary-General has expressed deep concern over the uptick in fighting between Government troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and M23 rebels in the east, which in the past ten days have seen multiple civilians killed, “massive displacement” and four peacekeepers from the UN Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) injured.

DR Congo: 8 die during stampede at concert

Kinshasa: Eight people died in a stampede at a concert in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, the head of the city police said on Sunday.

DR Congo: China sends criminal experts to halt kidnappings

Beijing: Beijing has decided to deploy criminal investigators to help halt kidnappings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after alerts were issued regarding the safety of Chinese citizens working in the African nation’s high-stakes mining industry.

DR Congo President denounces ‘aggression’ by Rwanda, calls on UN to support African-led mediation

New York: The major challenges facing humanity “complex and interlocking,” Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), said on Tuesday evening, while he also noted that the DRC had faced decades of 'agression' at the hands of a neighbouring country.

New sculpture at UN honours rights experts killed in DR Congo

New York: A powerful new sculpture unveiled at UN Headquarters on Wednesday honours the memory and mission of two human rights experts who were murdered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) five years ago.

Guterres strongly condemns attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo which left 3 dead, amid protests

New York: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack on peacekeepers serving in the Stablization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) which took place during violent demonstrations at the mission’s base on Tuesday. Two Indian police officers and a Moroccan ‘blue helmet’ were killed, and an Egyptian police officer injured.

DR Congo: China-backed cobalt mines exploiting 40,000 child workers

Kinshasa, DR Congo: China is trying to exploit children in DR Congo by forcing them to work under hazardous conditions to mine the cobalt that powers electronic devices and electric cars, media reports said on Tuesday.

Human rights under threat in DR Congo and beyond, Security Council hears

New York: The resurgence of the M23 armed group has “broad repercussions” for the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and for the wider region, the UN Special Representative there told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Security Council urged to support efforts to end M23 insurgency in DR Congo

New York: The recent resurgence of the M23 armed group in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) constitutes a serious threat to peace, security and stability in the region, and urgent action towards curbing the violence is needed, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.

DR Congo: UN chief calls for probe into deadly armed attacks on mining site

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate deadly armed group attacks in Djugu Territory, Ituri Province, on Sunday.

Nepal peacekeeper killed; UN strongly condemns attack in DR Congo

New York: The UN chief on Tuesday together with the Security Council, strongly condemned an attack by suspected militia members, on peacekeepers serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which left one Nepali ‘blue helmet’ dead.

Thousands escape to Uganda following violent clashes in DR Congo

New York: Recent violent clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have forced thousands to escape to neighbouring Uganda, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday.