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Politicians in DRC have long pressed the UN to cut its huge mission in the country, but now that a drawdown has begun, questions are being raised about the impact on locally-hired employees.
As campaigning begins for crucial elections in crisis-wracked Democratic Republic of Congo, the east of the country remains gripped by inter-ethnic violence, militia attacks and a deadly Ebola outbreak.
A UN rights group says that armed groups and security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo carried out at least 92 "extra-judicial executions" in September.
The UN Security Council is heading to the DRC this week ahead of December elections, amid tensions between Congolese authorities and the UN and concerns over a risk of poll violence.
Ex-rebel DRC leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has officially launched his bid for the country's presidency, putting forward his candidacy for the long-delayed election in December.
Five people have been killed in an ambush by suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels in the Beni region of Democratic Republic of Congo's chronically troubled east, officials said.
The United Nations mission in the DRC says another peacekeeper has died after being wounded in the deadliest single attack on a UN peacekeeping mission in almost 25 years.
The US and EU have urged Congolese security forces to refrain from using "excessive force" after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees last week, killing over 30.
Clashes between militants and government troops have left 16 dead in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the army says.
At least six people were hacked to death in troubled northeastern DRC in two attacks last week, blamed on Ugandan rebels, a regional official says.
The UN Security Council has approved a one-year extension of its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, decreasing the number of soldiers and increasing the size of its police contingent.
At least eight United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an operation against a rebel militia in eastern DRC, the UN Security Council says.
A delegation from the UN Security Council is awaited in Kinshasa ahead of a long-postponed presidential poll and amid tensions between authorities in the DRC and the UN's largest peacekeeping mission.
Several members of the UN Security Council have said that the UN was ready to offer logistical aid for presidential elections this December in the DRC, which has rejected all offers of support.
Aides to a Democratic Republic of the Congo opposition leader seeking to come home to contest elections has met with United Nations officials to discuss his return, sources have said.
The new head of the UN's peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has taken office amid heightened tensions between the world body and the government.
The UN's chief peacekeeper is in eastern DRC to visit those wounded in last week's deadly ambush that killed 14, the worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in 24 years.
Another 38 probable mass graves have been discovered in DRC in the country's troubled central region of Kasai, the United nations says.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo says at least 20 people have been killed as violence mounts in the country's centre.
The UN mission in the DRC is bracing for violence ahead of the official end of President Joseph Kabila's term on December 20, amid moves to extend the leader's mandate.
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