Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

World Dec 6, 2019

Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

At least 14 people have been killed since Monday in eastern DR Congo in attacks blamed on a militia responsible for a series of massacres, local officials said. Dozens of armed groups have troubled the DR Congo's restive east for decades despite a U.N. peacekeeping ...

World Mar 10, 2019

U.N. chief proposes cutting Congo peacekeeping force

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres has proposed shrinking the large peacekeeping force in Congo. After presidential elections in December that ended Joseph Kabila's rule and improved security, the 16,000-strong mission known as MONUSCO now can be reconfigured, U.N. officials have said. Guterres suggested a reduction of about ...

National / Politics Sep 21, 2017

Japan's Kono reaffirms commitment to peacekeeping at U.N.

Japan will continue to make a positive contribution to U.N. peacekeeping efforts following its withdrawal of troops from a mission in South Sudan, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Wednesday in New York. "Under the banner of 'proactive contribution to peace,' Japan has made every effort ...