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Africa Subsaharan
UIN Troops to execute offensive operations
2013-11-15
Dunno what to make of this

The United Nations Intervention Brigade (MONUSCO) in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was given an expanded mandate that went beyond peacekeeping - allowing offensive operations to support the Congolese Army against M23 rebels. It was a pivotal move in defeating M23, and what it could mean for continuing operations against other rebel groups in the region, and for other peacekeeping operations in Africa.

After years of disappointing performances by the UN mission in Congo, MONUSCO, against a variety of rebel groups, the Congolese were not sure what to expect of the 3,000 strong UN intervention brigade from Tanzania, South Africa and Malawi that went on the offensive against the M23 rebels in August.
Posted by:badanov

#1  3,000 strong UN intervention brigade from Tanzania, South Africa and Malawi

There's your answer. An expanded mandate for offensive ops was the price-tag placed by the Africans for taking over a failed and ineffective MONUSCO; the UN is in no position to say "no."
Posted by: Pappy   2013-11-15 10:41  

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