Logistics, South African caution delay Congo combat force




 
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May 28th, 2013  
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Topic: Logistics, South African caution delay Congo combat force


By Jonny Hogg GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Deployment of a unique new U.N. combat force, billed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a peace enforcer for eastern Congo, is being delayed by logistical difficulties and reticence from troop contributor South Africa. An uneasy six-month peace in eastern Congo collapsed last week when clashes erupted between government troops and M23 rebels near the region's largest city Goma, days before a visit by Ban and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. ...




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