UN agrees to Congo troop increase

The United Nations Security Council has voted to send 3,000 more troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo following renewed fighting in the country’s east.

The increase means the peacekeeping mission, Monuc, will have about 20,000 troops and police on the ground – the biggest UN force of its kind.



  1. #1 brooks
    November 20, 2008

    o, africa. what will become of her?

  2. #2 Michael
    November 20, 2008

    Hardly the troop surge that’s needed but at least it’s planting the concept of committing troops in the minds of the security council.