Congo Part Five: UN Peacekeeping NPR's Mike Shuster has the last report in a five-part series on the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The United Nations is planning to deploy more than five thousand peacekeepers to the Congo, to monitor a cease-fire. But there are many complicating factors: the truce is fragile, and there are six neighboring countries involved in the war, not to mention various rebel factions and other militias. In addition, planning for the operation is haunted by the memories of trouble-plagued U-N missions in Africa, as well as by the current turmoil in Sierra Leone.
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Congo Part Five: UN Peacekeeping

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Congo Part Five: UN Peacekeeping

Congo Part Five: UN Peacekeeping

Congo Part Five: UN Peacekeeping

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Mike Shuster has the last report in a five-part series on the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The United Nations is planning to deploy more than five thousand peacekeepers to the Congo, to monitor a cease-fire. But there are many complicating factors: the truce is fragile, and there are six neighboring countries involved in the war, not to mention various rebel factions and other militias. In addition, planning for the operation is haunted by the memories of trouble-plagued U-N missions in Africa, as well as by the current turmoil in Sierra Leone.