|No sex with locals for peacekeepers|
IRIN - February 10, 2005
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced on Wednesday that he has banned peacekeepers of the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), known as MONUC, from fraternising with locals, UN News reported.
|Torrential rains devastate Uvira town|
IRIN - February 9, 2005
A deluge on Monday night left eight people dead and many more missing in and around the town Uvira in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
|Relief operation begins for thousands of displaced civilians|
IRIN - February 8, 2005
A new relief operation has begun in district of Ituri, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to help tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting in January, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported on Monday.
|Leaders sign new treaty to protect rainforest|
IRIN - February 7, 2005
Leaders of the 10 countries that make up the Congo Basin on Saturday concluded a treaty aimed at protecting the world's second largest rainforest.
|Militiamen burn down Ituri village|
IRIN - January 28, 2005
Armed militiamen have burnt down a village in the district of Ituri, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, forcing at least 1,500 residents to flee to nearby localities, Rudi Sterz, the interim coordinator of German Agro Action in the area told IRIN on Friday. The affected village, She, is 60 km northeast of Bunia, the main town in Ituri.
|At least 34 die in new cholera outbreak, health officials report|
IRIN - January 27, 2005
At least 34 people have died from cholera in areas along Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior health official in the affected province said on Thursday. Another 2,152 people have been infected in the cholera outbreak, which began in early January, Dr Guyslain Bisimwa, medical inspector for South Kivu Province, told IRIN.
|MSF to suspend activities in part of North Kivu|
IRIN - January 20, 2005
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended aid activities in one of the most war-torn areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s North Kivu Province after people in army uniform attacked the charity's facility late Tuesday.
|Boat sinks in Kasai River; scores drown|
IRIN - January 18, 2005
Scores of people are believed to have drowned after a cabin boat sank in the Kasai River on Monday near the town of Tshikapa in Kasai Oriental Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
|South African president in talks with Congolese political leaders|
IRIN - January 13, 2005
South African President Thabo Mbeki has held talks with key political leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to lessen tension within its government and save the democratic transitional process from collapse.
|Officials trade blame for delaying elections|
IRIN - January 12, 2005
Since an announcement on Friday that the electoral commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo may not be able to hold elections by 30 June as scheduled, various political groups and officials involved in the transition have been accusing each other of causing the delay.