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South Africa Extends DRC Force Participation for One Year

South Africa said Tuesday that it was extending the deployment of members of its defense force taking part in a U.N. mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by one year. Almost 1,400 South African soldiers are taking part in the Force Intervention Brigade, part of the U.N. MONUSCO peacekeeping operation in the central African country. The intervention brigade has been given a special mandate to take on armed groups who have terrorized and created instability for years in the...

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