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UN Calls for Wider Police Deployment in DRC

The U.N. mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, has called on the government to deploy its police force more widely. Currently, only a small number of police officers patrol many of the areas with high crime rates, and a five-year program to reform the police has been found lagging.   During a recent conversation with reporters in Goma, MONUSCO chief Martin Kobler touted the successes in joint army and U.N. operations against rebels. But he stressed the importance of...

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