UN, World Bank Chiefs Voice Support for DR Congo Peace Effort

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim have voiced support for peace and economic development in a historic visit to the country.


  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UN Force Must Speedily Deploy in Eastern DR Congo - Ban

    New Vision, 22 May 2013

    The deployment of a rapid UN intervention force in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo should be speeded up in view of this week's fresh unrest, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Rebels, Army Clash in Eastern Congo

    Deutsche Welle, 20 May 2013

    Congolese military forces have clashed with the M23 militia near the city of Goma, for the first time in nearly six months. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to visit ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Fresh Congo Fighting Threat to Regional Peace

    New Vision, 20 May 2013

    A new wave of fierce fighting has broken out in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the army, Forces Armee de la Republic Democratique du Congo (FARDC), carried out an early ... read more »

M23 rebels in Eastern DR Congo.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UN Voices Concern As Fighting Resumes Between Government and M23 Forces

    UN News Service, 20 May 2013

    The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today voiced its concern about renewed clashes between rebels from the 23 March Movement (M23) ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Pressure Mounting On U.S. Over Congo Violence

    Inter Press Service, 17 May 2013

    With casualties in the long-running conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) now surpassing every conflict since World War II, U.S. policymakers and advocates are ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Fears of Rebel Infiltration of DR Congo Army

    Inter Press Service, 16 May 2013

    The "blind and unrestricted" reintegration of M23 deserters into the Congolese army could harm the country, according to Thomas d'Aquin Mwiti, the chair of the North Kivu civil ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Children Treated After Attack in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    Medecins Sans Frontieres, 17 May 2013

    Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is treating survivors of an attack on Mpeti in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Violence Rises to Unprecedented Levels

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 15 May 2013

    Violence has reached unprecedented levels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as fighting between the army and armed groups intensifies. The situation ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  The Irony of the Number of Weapons in the Hands of Armed Groups in DRC

    The New Times, 15 May 2013

    I happened to pass by the Kigeme Refugee Camp in Nyamagabe District the other day. The camp is now full with some nearly 18,000 refugees, most of them from Masisi, eastern ... read more »