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U.N. Struggles with Congo Peacekeeping Mission

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U.N. Struggles with Congo Peacekeeping Mission

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U.N. Struggles with Congo Peacekeeping Mission

U.N. Struggles with Congo Peacekeeping Mission

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The largest United Nations peacekeeping mission in the world is in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But the almost 17,000 U.N. troops stationed there have been unable to halt the upsurge in violence that began late in 2004 between rival militias.

Correction April 15, 2005

This story incorrectly said that there have "never" been democratic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. National elections were held in May of 1960 — during the final days of Belgian colonial rule.

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