UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force - Aljazeera.com

Security Council cuts number of MONUSCO mission troops as US seeks cutting costs and streamlining of UN's operations. 31 Mar 2017 19:43 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. MONUSCO is the biggest and costliest UN mission [File: ...and more »

DR Congo: Security Council extends peacekeeping mandate, but reduces troop strength - UN News Centre

UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) BMP armored vehicle on patrol. Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti. Print. 31 March 2017 – The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the ...and more »

Security Council Grants Mandate Extension for United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Democratic Republic of ... - Reliefweb

The Security Council renewed the mandate of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) this morning, extending it until 31 March 2018 while reducing the operation's troop ceiling by some ...and more »

Congo violence could be war crimes: ICC - Yahoo7 News

Recent acts of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the killing of foreign United Nations experts, could constitute war crimes, the International Criminal Court's prosecutor say. About 400 people have been killed in Kasai province ...and more »

DR Congo peacekeeping: UN votes to scale down mission - BBC News

The UN Security Council has voted to cut the size of Monusco, its largest and most expensive peacekeeping mission, which operates in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Under a draft plan, the total of 19,000 peacekeepers will be reduced by 3,000. The UN ...and more »

UN renews smaller DRC peackeeping force - News24

New York - The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Friday to renew the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but cut its numbers. Members of the council paid tribute to two kidnapped UN researchers ...and more »

UN Security Council votes to cut force in violence-wracked DR Congo - Deutsche Welle

The UN vote came just hours after a prosecutor for the ICC said war-crimes may have been committed in the DR Congo. The UN is also pressing President Joseph Kabila to honor a power-sharing deal with the opposition. Kongo Kananga Tshimbulu ...and more »

U.N. council renews Congo peacekeeping mission, lowers troop cap - TODAYonline

U.N. Peacekeepers patrol the streets during violent protests to press President Joseph Kabila to step down, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa. Photo: Reuters. mail · print. View all comments. Tweet · Share. Published: 5:42 AM ...and more »

UN Security Council cuts 500 peacekeepers from Congo mission - Beloit Daily News

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to cut 500 troops from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo and improve its operations to focus on protecting civilians and enabling presidential elections this year — key ...and more »

After the Murder of Two UN Experts, What Next for Congo's Peacekeeping Mission? - Newsweek

Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan were traveling in Congo's Central Kasai province with four Congolese colleagues when they were abducted on March 12 near the remote village of Ngombe. The pair belonged to the U.N. Group of Experts on Congo and ...and more »