Saturday, April 13, 2024

Chinese Peacekeepers End Service in Democratic Republic of Congo

 Defence Web published on 12 April 2024 an article titled "Chinese Sappers Exit DR Congo after 20 Years."

The DRC has asked the UN peacekeeping mission of 15,000 to shut down.  The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has provided an engineering unit for 20 years.   As a result of the DRC decision, the current PLA contingent of 220 ended its contribution last week, leaving a large Chinese peacekeeping force in only one African country--South Sudan.