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Vol 51 No 10

Published 14th May 2010


Congo-Kinshasa

The UN packs its bags

The Mission des Nations Unies en République Démocratique du Congo (Monuc) believes it has made progress in its stabilisation strategy for eastern Congo. Since the beginning of 2009, US$260 million have been invested in programmes in the Kivus, the Uélés, Ituri and Tangayika on roads, demobilisation, job creation and infrastructure. Four thousand fighters have been persuaded to demobilise. The optimistic United Nations Commander, General Babacar Gaye, reckons that the Congolese armed forces, the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC), have managed to neutralise 60% of the rebel Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR).

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