US demands cuts to UN's DRC troop deployment

The United States is calling for cuts to the UN mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo before long-delayed elections are held this year. About 19,000 UN troops are protecting Congolese people from violence.

    The United States is calling for cuts to the UN mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo before long-delayed elections are held this year.

    About 19,000 UN troops are protecting Congolese people from violence, but the US is calling for a reduction to personnel amid increasing attacks and instability.

    Al Jazeera's Whitney Hurst reports.


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