Saturday, July 27, 2013

DR Congo: Peacekeepers at war - South 2 North - Al Jazeera English

On March 28, 2013, the United Nations Security Council authorised a 3,000 strong "Force Intervention Brigade" to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - the first of its kind in UN history.  

Many believe that the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the DRC has failed. The conflict continues and by some estimates 5.4 million are dead, and hundreds of thousands of women are raped every year. And fearing the rising death toll, the UN has broken tactic: the peacemakers are going to war.  

But is this the way to create internal peace and prosperity in the DR Congo? And is it the way forward for international peacekeeping missions?  

In a passionate and heated edition of South2North, Redi invites Ambassador Bene M'Poko from the embassy of the DRC in South Africa; American author Jason K. Stearns; and former CEO of Africa Liberty and civil leader Bernard Katompa to debate the past, present and future of the Congo................. 

FULL ARTICLE HERE: DR Congo: Peacekeepers at war - South 2 North - Al Jazeera English

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