Monday, December 24, 2012

U.N. force in Congo, MONUSCO, criticized as ineffective

GOMA, Congo — These days, the U.N. force deployed to protect the city's population from rampant militias is not particularly popular.
Residents complain that the peacekeepers last month should have prevented Rwanda-backed M23 rebels from taking over the largest city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Some even assert that their country would be better off without the international force, known as MONUSCO, which at $1.4 billion a year is the U.N.'s most expensive peacekeeping mission, and the most controversial.

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