RealNews

'Savage Killing' of UN Observers

Two observers from the 700 strong mission in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been “savagely killed”, a UN spokesman has announced. The soldiers, a Nigerian and a Jordanian, went missing last Tuesday, at a post some 70 km north of the town of Bunia, where the majority of UN staff are based. Brutal fighting between ethnic militias has led to many deaths and the fleeing of tens of thousands, since the withdrawal of Ugandan forces as part of a wider peace deal. But a truce was signed by the rival militias on Friday, and fighting stopped on Sunday in Bunia. A reconnaissance team of French soldiers are due to arrive in the region on Monday as part of what could be a larger contingent of foreign troops to help quell the fighting. The UK is considering a UN request to send troops. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.