Drones for Eastern DR Congo

The United Nations mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo plans to launch an unmanned surveillance drone from Goma, which it will use to help protect civilians in the country.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UN Launching Drones Over DRC

    Voice of America, 3 December 2013

    The United Nations will begin flying surveillance drones over the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday to help peacekeepers spot rebels and monitor their movements. read more »

A Predator drone of the U.S. Air Force base. The drone launched by the UN will not be armed.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  UN to Inaugurate New Unarmed Drone for Eastern DRC

    UN News Service, 2 December 2013

    On a visit to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today, the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations said that the situation in the region, where civilians ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Clark - "Concerns About New Use of Drones"

    Deutsche Welle, 2 December 2013

    A new fleet of drones is set to make its first flight over the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, an area where one rebel group, the M23, was recently defeated, ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Kabila in Uganda for Talks on Rebels

    Sudan Tribune, 2 December 2013

    The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, is in Uganda for talks with his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, over failed peace talks with M23 ... read more »

  • Angola:  Angola/DRC Border Operative Situation Considered Calm

    Angola Press Agency, 2 December 2013

    The operative situation along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the last seven days, was considered calm despite the record of four cases of illegal crossing, ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Senior UN Envoy Begins Visit to Bolster Regional Peace Efforts

    UN News Service, 25 November 2013

    The senior United Nations official for the Great Lakes region of Africa has begun a week-long mission to help shore up peace efforts, visiting Tanzania, Rwanda, the Republic of ... read more »