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

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year but reduced the number of troops. In a resolution unanimously adopted, the 15-member body decided to keep the ...and more »

UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force -

The United Nations Security Council has renewed the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo but decided to cut its numbers. The 15-member council on Friday unanimously renewed the $1.2bn mission for another year amid ...and more »

Nikki Haley Threatened to Withhold Backing for UN's Congo Mission, Then Blinked - Foreign Policy (blog)

In her first major U.N. test as a negotiator, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, gave her Security Council counterparts an ultimatum: Trim 1,500 troops from the U.N.'s largest peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the ...and more »

Trump wants to cut UN funding — but peacekeeping saves money, as well as lives - Washington Post

On March 29, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley discussed cuts to the U.N. peacekeeping budget, noting, “Everyone knows there's fat at the U.N.”. Earlier this month, President Trump's budget proposed to cut U.N. funding by nearly 40 ...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 were in ...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 council renews Congo peacekeeping mission, lowers troop cap - Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday cut the troop cap by 18 percent for its peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo after reaching a compromise with the United States, which wanted a bigger cut to the largest and ...and more »

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

SC/12772. SECURITY COUNCIL 7910TH MEETING (PM). Key Tasks Omitted from Text, Says Permanent Representative, as Some Delegations Cite 'Penny-Pinching' Motives in 'Rush' to Adoption. The Security Council renewed the mandate of the United Nations ...and more »

Father of UN Expert Killed in Congo Wants Son's Work to Continue - Voice of America

For the last five years, Michael J. Sharp lived in one of the most dangerous countries in Africa, trying to broker peace between armed groups. "He was following his passion and mission to make peace in the world — a very broken and violent world," his ...and more »

DR Congo tribal rebellion: What we know - New Vision

The international community has urged the military in the Democratic Republic of Congo to show restraint in efforts to end a bloody rebellion by a militia in the region of Kasai. Photo/AFP. Congolese officials face growing international pressure to ...and more »