Why are there protests against UN peacekeepers in DR Congo? | Inside Story

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People in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo want UN peacekeepers to leave.

At least 12 civilians and three members of the local UN mission known as MONUSCO have been killed in days of protests.

Demonstrators say the troops have failed to protect them from armed groups

So if UN peacekeepers can’t keep the peace, who can?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Jean-Mobert Senga – Researcher for the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amnesty International.

Passy Mubalama – Founder, Action and Development Initiative for the Protection of Women and Children.

Felix Ndahinda – Independent researcher focusing on the Great Lakes Region.

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Samuel Lolango August 2, 2022 - 7:44 PM

stop the bullshit, MONUSCO is working hand in hand with the rebels, rwand, uganda, china and other western countries to keep eastern drc unstable.

aka L kila August 2, 2022 - 10:55 PM

Congolese it is time we start taking control of our own. We trusted outsiders and neglected our country for too long. Let us be in charge of our own destiny

_{M•B•F}_{GAMER}_ August 3, 2022 - 4:00 PM

I couldn't stop laughing hearing peacekeepers from india and pakistan

Braystus Kibassa August 3, 2022 - 9:31 PM

It's time for them to leave Congo nothing they do they people still dying e.t.c war is their always Congo is for Congolese only

Dennis Degrazia August 4, 2022 - 12:48 AM

The U.N, 22 years of pretence , now we know it is a tool for resources and serving interest of Powerful Countries, get out, East Africa Federation is ready to take care of its own people we are woke now and we know they created these problems by eliminating Lumumba, A Nationalist who wanted to build his Country. UN creates problems because it a tool for exploiting mainly Africa


UN has it's protocols which in reality seem as leakages. I would to ask UN troops when are they allowed to open fire because I have watched some of your documentaries about Congo but I didn't see UN troops helping the civilians

anonymous August 4, 2022 - 8:05 AM

don't have guts to fight with M13 cutting own hands 😁😁😁

jonathan girumugisha August 5, 2022 - 9:31 PM


jonathan girumugisha August 5, 2022 - 9:47 PM


C Will August 5, 2022 - 10:10 PM

Because the UN doesn’t have peacekeepers. The UN has brought more war in DR Congo.

chovuse August 5, 2022 - 10:25 PM

The DRC govt. has to build a Disciplined and Strong Army to defeat the 100's of Rebel groups.
This will bring peace to Congo.
UN MONUSCO was put in place in Congo to guard against Uganda and Rwanda.
So that the west can continue to steal the minerals unobstructed as they did during the Mobutu's regime.
It was not put there to protect the Congolese people.

Alain Kakoma August 6, 2022 - 11:25 AM

This is a lie.. UN soldiers killed people at the border. We have viral videos.. the UN apologied… they killed our soldiers at the Uganda border. That is what sparked these riots.

KYOMUHENDO SELEVANO August 6, 2022 - 11:42 PM

UN must leave DRC….
WE the people no longer want you 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
UN leave CONGO…CONGO is for Congolese

Bryan Welcome August 8, 2022 - 3:05 AM

Unless the UN addresses the issue of corruption in the area of recruitment,it will never be effective.Most of those contingent soldiers were recruited based on cash incentives.They are not made up of serious ,professionally trained forces.Widescale bribery and financial rewards are involved within the continent's structures. These so called peacekeepers are on the ground only hoping that they do not have to risk their lives.The Congolese people are correct to want them gone,they are completely useless.

Ted Folke August 8, 2022 - 4:24 AM

What a smug presenter! Spent 5 years with MONUSCO and can only ask this presenter to define " success " before he throws around terms like " failure". The bottom line is that MONUSCO is like a fre department saving lives by fighting fires – but expecting MONUSCO or anyone to put out all the fires is unrealistic. All MONUSCO can do is save lives by protecting civilians – it cannot protect all the civilians alll the time -the DRC is too large and too geographically compkex.

Adrian Gaming August 8, 2022 - 10:55 AM

The UN leadership should either allow them to engage in combat or rather remove the peacekeepers. It's not the peacekeepers fault, it's the UN leadership's.

Jarod 1999 August 8, 2022 - 8:24 PM

The un 🇺🇳 people in charge ties the peacekeepers hands behind their backs

Didier D.K August 9, 2022 - 6:33 AM

What about UN killing at kasindi?exploiting minerals?

Peter Botha August 9, 2022 - 6:53 AM

UN stealing from Congo 🇨🇩

Brandon Nevarez August 9, 2022 - 10:34 AM

Imagine if in America they had trained army vets armed at the schools for protection but yet they only will shoot the attacker if there shot at otherwise they just sit back and watch…that's latterly the un peace keepers in a nutshell

Kathy Ohara August 10, 2022 - 1:47 AM

The chaos and looting of DRC has been ongoing for years. Peace keepers have made no difference and are not effective. Diamonds have been looted. This should be a wealthy country but instead has people living in dire poverty, children working in mines in horrific conditions. It is tragic that they cannot work together for the betterment of the nation and the people, but greed and power struggles ensure that they will never prosper.

James Mwaura August 10, 2022 - 4:29 AM

India and Pakistan can't solve their on problem in kashmir what are they doing in Africa if they are not there to steal minerals backed by UN

Alasana Touray August 11, 2022 - 2:33 PM

It will be naive to think that the UN mission alone can provide security. The Congo case is so complex. Multiplicity of actors and actions at different levels are needed: international, internal and regional. But I think the fundamental issue is to have a functioning, responsible and responsive central government. Only then can efforts of others can be meaniningful. Love to my congolese brothers. Is going to be fine. The death of Lumumba and many other congolese patriots will not be in vain. I don't know how and when but one day this country will light up and with it the African continent.

Alasana Touray August 11, 2022 - 2:41 PM

The African continent only needs two countries to function properly and these two will carry the rest of the continent to the promiseland: DRC and Nigeria.

Safi Diane August 11, 2022 - 2:59 PM

We don’t need them they must go

Safi Diane August 11, 2022 - 3:01 PM

They are in Africa for their interest no for interest of population

Anissyah Romi August 11, 2022 - 3:14 PM

what make them think if the UN is out it's all magicaly more safer than before? if there are UN Mission in your country it's probably your country is doing pretty bad

Anastasiia August 11, 2022 - 4:02 PM

funny how people blame UN and not their own government for all the problems, I think this IS the great problem

Anastasiia August 11, 2022 - 4:03 PM

Keep your GOVERNMENT accountable, then UN might actually help lol

Jospin Fingy August 11, 2022 - 8:29 PM


Marlon Delibasic August 11, 2022 - 8:40 PM

Of course they didn't, the same happened with UN in Srebrenica 1995, Bosnia & Herzegovina, more than 8000 people were killed in front of Netherlands UN personnel and they didn't nothing to stop it.

nesseiht gnay August 12, 2022 - 8:52 AM

People like to batch the US about them selling weapons to countries causing more chaos, all these weapons are Russian made, in Africa, middle-east, Latin America and east Asia. Huh

Iskay Kabeya August 12, 2022 - 1:54 PM

Many are so deceived as to who's Running the world behind the scenes. Night of Malta member ( Catholic Church's secret society ) wrote the Constitution for MONUSCO..
Members of the CLUB OF APOSTLE ( Catholic secret society ) wrote a constitution for the LEAGUE OF NATION which became UN.
Constitution written by Lucifiriene , demon worshippers , Catholic satanic organization like these can give you peace ?
If You don't understand the Role of the Roman Catholic Church in the spiritual and political sphere : your fighting is in vain..

This whole world is run by Roman Catholic Church through her JESUITS ORDER.
Rome is the problem.


TeChNicAl August 13, 2022 - 4:09 PM

the UN doesn't keep peace, they work for the west agenda and their benefit