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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. 31 March 2017. The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another ...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 »

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

MONUSCO peacekeepers Uruguayan peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) patrol in their armoured personnel carrier in Tshimbulu near Kananga, the capital of Central ...and more »

UN renews smaller DRC peacekeeping force -

Security Council cuts number of MONUSCO mission troops as US seeks cutting costs and streamlining of UN's operations. 31 Mar 2017. The United Nations Security Council has renewed the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo ...and more »

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

In search of savings, the Trump administration targets the U.N.'s largest and costliest peacekeeping missions for cuts. By Colum Lynch, Ty McCormick. | March 30, 2017, 5:35 PM. WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: (AFP-OUT) Nikki Haley raises her right hand ...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 »

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 »

Recent Congo violence could amount to war crimes - ICC prosecutor - Reuters Africa

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - 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 said on Friday. About 400 people have ...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 »

UN Security Council cuts 500 peacekeepers from Congo mission - Arab News

In this Aug. 21, 2006 file photo, UN troops in armored vehicles drive through the streets of Kinshasa, Congo. (AP). THE UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council voted unanimously to cut 500 troops from the UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic ...and more »