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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. Beheadings, mass graves, kidnapped foreigners, child soldiers ...

UN council renews Congo peacekeeping mission, lowers troop cap - Reuters

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, September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe. By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS.

Slain American UN investigator was 'not afraid to die' - defenceWeb

Family of dead UN investigator speaks American Michael Sharp told his mother two years ago he was committed to helping the Congolese people in his role as a UN investigator and was "not afraid to die," she recalled after he was murdered this week along ...

Bodies of missing UN experts found in DR Congo - Ekklesia

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has confirmed that the bodies of Zaida Catalán, a Swede, and Michael Sharp, an American, were found by UN peacekeepers near Bunkonde in Kasai Central province on 27 ...