Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Failure And Corruption Of The DR Congo Military

Congo Army Behind Instability, Smuggling - U.N. -- Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Extensive criminal networks within Congo's army are deliberately fostering insecurity to profit from illegal mining, smuggling and poaching, a report from United Nations experts said on Monday.

Insecurity in Congo's east has continued despite the end of a 1998-2003 war, displacing more than 1.27 million people and spurred on by competition for natural resources that has had a "devastating impact on security," according to the report.

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More News On The Corruption Of Congo's Military

DR Congo gang offered uranium: UN report -- AFP
DR Congo's resources being traded by military -- BBC
Democratic Republic of Congo: Army Is Accused of Exploiting Mineral Wealth -- New York Tines/AP
Soldiers in Congo forming gangs to exploit minerals, says UN -- The Guardian
UN Says Congo Armed Groups Forming Criminal Gangs -- Angola Press
Congo's Army Is Pillaging Country's Natural Resources, United Nations Says -- Bloomberg
UN Security Council Extends Congo Sanctions -- Wall Street Journal
DR Congo army denies UN report that rebels regrouping -- BBC

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