More UN Troops for DR Congo?

The United Nations says it wants to strengthen its mission in the country with an "intervention brigade" to tackle M23 rebels and other militia groups.


  • Africa:  AU Chief Calls for African Standby Force

    Angola Press Agency, 24 January 2013

    The chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Nkozasana Dlamini-Zuma Thursday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, urged for the need to put into operation the African Standby Force, ... read more »

  • Africa:  African Leaders to Discuss Regional War Crimes Court

    Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 23 January 2013

    Plan to give existing African court powers to handle international-scale crimes come under scrutiny as sceptics question whether it could be independent and sustainable. read more »

  • Africa:  Why Are We So Bad At Peacekeeping in Africa?

    Institute of Development Studies, 23 January 2013

    The eastern Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are home to one of the largest peacekeeping forces in the world. read more »

  • Uganda:  M23 Accused of Imposing New Leaders, Taxes

    New Vision, 23 January 2013

    The civil society in eastern DR Congo has accused M23 rebels of replacing leaders and imposing heavy taxes on local communities while peace talks continue in Kampala. read more »