UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
Congolese military and security forces likely committed serious human rights violations during an election season in the DRC, U.N. investigators said.
Washington called on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to release records from a controversial November election.
The United Nations needs to stay engaged with leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure future elections are free and fair, an envoy said.
Violence won't solve political grievances that surfaced after November elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. official said.
Providing assistance to Democratic Republic of the Congo will help foster a respect for human rights though lingering concerns remain, a U.S. official said.
The tense political climate that's existed in DRC since November presidential elections underscores the need for national reconciliation, a U.N. envoy said.
The situation that forced children into the ranks of Congolese armed militias hasn't changed in a country ravaged by war, a humanitarian official said.
Military forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have blocked the entrance to a stadium where an opposition leader plans to inaugurate himself as president.
Activists and opposition loyalists in Democratic Republic of Congo were among those killed by security forces since November elections, a rights group said.