Boost for DR Congo peace force
Some 5,000 extra troops have started to arrive in the Democratic Republic of Congo to reinforce a severely stretched United Nations peacekeeping force. The new troops, which should complete their deployment in the coming weeks, will head to eastern DR Congo. This is the most dangerous part of the country, where military control is still split despite a ceasefire. It will be a miracle if elections are held as planned in six months without new clashes between armed factions.