Archive for category: DR Congo

The United Nations and its peacekeeping dilemma

The United Nations and its peacekeeping dilemma

The deployment of a UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), authorized to undertake “all necessary measures” to neutralize armed groups, represents an important step in the evolution of UN peacekeeping missions.

Peace and Conflict Resolution from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Peace and Conflict Resolution from the Democratic Republic of Congo

TransConflict is pleased to showcase the work of Peace and Conflict Resolution from the Democratic Republic of Congo, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.

Should the UN fight in a war?

Should the UN fight in a war?

The core values of peacekeeping lie in the principles of consent of the parties, impartiality and the non-use of force except as a last resort. If the very blue berets that work to keep peace indulge in active combat against one of the entities in conflict, would it not render […]

Uganda must stay the course in Somalia

Uganda must stay the course in Somalia

Following a critical UN report alleging that Uganda and Rwanda have been supporting the March 23 Movement (M23) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda has threatened to withdraw its forces from regional peacekeeping engagements; an ill-conceived step which undermines its national interests.