Does DR Congo Need Drones?The United Nations' call for the deployment of surveillance drones in the country has drawn scepticism from analysts who are doubting its effectiveness to bring lasting peace.
Fleeing conflict (file photo).
Congo-Kinshasa: Invest in Peace, Not Gadgets to Solve DRC Conflict
New Times, 11 January 2013
On Tuesday, the UN peacekeeping chief, Herve Ladsous, asked the Security Council to support the deployment of surveillance drones. Read more »
Africa: News Round Up
Independent (Kampala), 9 January 2013
In the DRC, M23 rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire ahead of a second round of peace talks with the government, the BBC reports. Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: M23 Declare Ceasefire and Caution Kinshasa
Focus, 8 January 2013
Last night, the Eastern DRC mutiny M23 declared a ceasefire and called on Kinshasa to follow suit. Read more »