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UN beefs up peacekeeping force in DR Congo capital

About 300 soldiers and police from the MONUSCO force will be stationed in Kinshasa, where violent protests killed 49 last monthThe United Nations is moving hundreds of peacekeepers from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to Kinshasa to help deal with a possible outbreak of violence over the postponement of a presidential election, UN officials said Tuesday. About 300 soldiers and police from the MONUSCO force will be stationed in Kinshasa, where violent protests killed 49 last month, the officials said. “We are planning for all eventualities and have taken measures to strengthen our posture in Kinshasa,” UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said.

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