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UN steps up peace efforts in Congo ahead of April vote

Once criticized by the Congolese people and Western governments for its passivity, the world’s largest United Nations peacekeeping operation has redefined itself as an aggressive and determined force. The UN mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo, known by its French acronym MONUC, has in recent months stepped up efforts to tame the country’s lawless eastern region ahead of the first free presidential and parliamentary elections in more than 40 years, scheduled for April 29. Full Story

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