Dutch army chief: ‘western troops to Africa’

Western countries should also send peacekeeping soldiers to Africa, particularly specialised units, says Dutch major general Patrick Cammaert in today’s Volkskrant. Cammaert is commanding officer for the United Nation’s Monuc peace mission in Congo.

‘It would be fantastic if western countries would send soldiers to Africa rather than leave the work up to countries such as India, Pakistan, Nepal and South Africa,’ he told the paper.
At least 60 people have been killed in fighting in the Congolese capital Kinshasa over the past two days, NOS radio reports.
The UN’s mission to Congo will take at least another 10 years, the general said.

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