UN officials in Bunia reported that the Force has been deploying in an increasing number of neighbourhoods in the town. In the Yambi area, members of the Hema-UPC militia withdrew when elements of the force arrived there.The Force has set up checkpoints in various areas in town. While it is deploying in the south, it has also set up a checkpoint at the northern entrance of Bunia to prevent the entry of armed elements.Last week, the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) reported that the Force would begin informing all armed groups of the “weapons-free town of Bunia” plan, which kicked off Monday.In London, where he had talks with top British officials, Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed the need for the neighbouring countries to cooperate fully in ensuring that there is effective cooperation along their border with the DRC. He added that the main players – the Presidents of Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC must also work with the international community to ensure that the fighting in the region is stopped.Meanwhile, in his final press conference as the head of MONUC, Amos Namanga Ngongi said in Kinshasa today that his experience had been “largely positive.” He welcomed the breakthrough in the DRC peace process since he took up MONUC’s leadership in 2001, particularly the recent launching of the first commercial convoy between the capital and Kisangani, and the reunification of the country through radio broadcasts that span the entire Congolese territory.He also welcomed the withdrawal of foreign troops from the DRC, the frontline ceasefire, and the reinforcement of MONUC’s presence in the Ituri district. Still, he deplored the continued mistrust among the Congolese parties and the killing of civilians throughout the eastern part of the country. He hoped that soon, all the Congolese parties would respect the various agreements that had been signed and that, possibly, by as early as 3 July, a transitional government could be installed.Mr. Ngongi’s successor will be William Lacy Swing, former United States Ambassador to the DRC and currently Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Western Sahara. Mr. Swing is expected to arrive in Kinshasa in about 10 days to take up his duties as MONUC chief.
“Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland .”He is described as white, 6ft tall with a stocky build, dark hair and a thick beard.He was last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, a navy hooded jacket, grey or khaki trousers and white trainers. I’m away now. Thanks.— Scott Hutchison (@owljohn) May 8, 2018 Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.— Scott Hutchison (@owljohn) May 8, 2018 Vocalist and guitarist Hutchison is the only ever-present member of Frightened Rabbit, who have released five studio albums. The latest, Painting of a Panic Attack released in 2016, reached number 16 in the UK album charts and the 2008 release The Midnight Organ Fights made NME’s top 100 albums of the decade. The lead singer of indie rock band Frightened Rabbit has been reported missing hours after telling his fans to hug their loved ones. Police Scotland issued an urgent appeal for information to help trace Scott Hutchison, 36, who was last seen at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry at around 1am on Wednesday.He had been reported missing from Dennistoun, Glasgow, by his family and concern is growing for his welfare.Three hours before he was last seen, Hutchison tweeted: “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not.”I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.”The frontman followed the tweet up minutes later at 11.09 with message simply reading: “I’m away now. Thanks.”His latest tweet prompted hundreds of supporters to come forward with messages of encouragement for the singer, including former Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman, who replied with: “You OK, fella? Sending love and a shoulder if you need it.” Inspector Graeme Dignan said: “We are keen to locate Scott as soon as possible to ensure he is safe and well and would urge anyone who can assist with our ongoing inquiries to come forward.”If you believe you have seen him since the early hours of Wednesday morning or know where he currently is, then please contact police immediately.”I’d also urge Scott to get in touch with family, friends, or with police, to let us know he is alright.”Anyone who knows his current whereabouts is asked to come forward.The band, which was formed in Selkirk in Scotland in 2003, are due to perform in Glasgow on June 1. During the early years, Hutchison began performing under the name Frightened Rabbit – a name given to him by his mother to describe his shy nature as a child.He began recording and performing with his brother Grant the following year and has collaborated a number of indie acts. Scott Hutchison – lead singer of the band Frightened Rabbit A post from the Frightened Rabbit Twitter account said: “We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now.”He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now. Scott Hutchison, 36, was last seen at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry around 1am on Wednesday (pictured hours previously)Credit:Police Scotland Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.