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Extra UN troops for D R Congo


Peace may finally be on the way for the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon announced 3000 more UN troops will be deployed in the area, during a visit to the eastern city of Goma.

He said their mandate will now allow them to enforce peace if necessary.

“The intervention brigade will address all this violence and will try their best to protect human life and human rights and human dignity of all the people here.”

This part of Congo is close to Rwanda, which is accused of helping the M23 insurgent group, currently involved in hostilities with the Congolese army.

Meanwhile, the World Bank has announced an aid package totaling a billion dollars, to finance health, education and Hydro electric projects.

It’ll also try to stimulate development and cross border trade.

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