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AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations will begin flying surveillance drones over the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday to help peacekeepers spot rebels and monitor their movements according to UN officials. U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous is in Goma to preside over the launch of the unarmed drones. Monday, he described the situation in eastern Congo as "very different" from a year ago, when the rebel group M23 captured several cities in the region.
AFRICANGLOBE - As efforts towards a negotiated solution to the crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue, the UN is pushing for deployment of surveillance drones in the area. In a closed meeting on Tuesday, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous asked the Security Council to support deployment of surveillance drones in the east of the DRC