|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.
|Protests over possible election delays turn violent|
IRIN - January 11, 2005
A comment by the head of the election commission on the possible delay of national elections sparked violent demonstrations on Monday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
|Abuses continue around UN buffer zone|
IRIN - January 7, 2005
Combatants are committing human rights violations near the town of Kanyabayonga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) despite an uneasy calm following the creation of a UN buffer zone, a UN official said on Thursday.
|Aid starts to reach the war-displaced in North Kivu|
IRIN - January 4, 2005
Humanitarian workers have ventured into jungles in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since Thursday to deliver food and non-food relief aid to thousands of war-displaced people in North Kivu Province, a UN official told IRIN on Tuesday.
|IDPs in Equateur province begin returning home|
IRIN - January 3, 2005
The first of thousands of displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s Equateur province returned home as part of a pilot project being undertaken jointly by the government and the UN.
|Slow aid delivery to North Kivu despite UN buffer zone|
IRIN - December 30, 2004
Few of the estimated 100,000 people displaced by fighting earlier this month in the province of North Kivu, east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have received humanitarian aid.
|UN creates buffer zone in east, but regional administrator objects|
IRIN - December 22, 2004
The UN announced on Tuesday that it was creating a buffer zone in the province of North Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
|Chorus of concern as country teeters on brink of war|
IRIN - December 20, 2004
With fresh battle fronts opening up and tens of thousands of civilians fleeing their homes, there has been mounting concern among international bodies that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is heading for a major war.