UN to use drones in Congo to monitor border violence

UN to use drones in Congo to monitor border violence

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Congo: The United Nations will start using surveillance drones for the first time in Democratic Republic of Congo to monitor the volatile border between DR Congo and Rwanda and movements by military and armed groups in the region.

“UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous is in Goma, the major city in eastern DR Congo, to preside over the launch of unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles. The drones would be ”an important tool to assist the mission in fulfilling its mandate to protect civilians,” said Martin Nesirky, UN spokesman. The drones will also be able to monitor the movements of armed groups in the vast territory.

Source: Brecorder