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UN Mission in the Congo to be revamped

MONUC to be replaced by MONUSCO
Thursday, May 27, 2010

The embattled UN mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) will be replaced by UN Mission for the Stabilization of Congo (MONUSCO), sources at the UN tell AfroAmerica Network.

The mission of the revamped UN will consist of supporting the Congolese government in areas of security, training of the military, justice, and protecting civilians.

MONUSCO will have 2,000 fewer troops that its predecessor. For the last few months,  tensions developed within the MONUC and between the DRC government and MONUC leaders. The DRC government allied


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