Daily Archives: December 2, 2012

Chaos in DRC: UN peacekeepers and the “strategy of the Blue Angel.”

By Patrick Mbeko

UN peacekeepers

UN peacekeepers

On 14 July 1960, the Security Council passes a resolution in accordance with the wishes of the Congolese government, which asks Belgium to withdraw its troops from the territory of the Republic of Congo and authorizes the Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, to provide technical military assistance to the Congolese government until Congolese armed forces are able to assume fully their responsibilities. Continue reading