What keeps this UN peacekeeper going?

Video What home comforts keep this UN peacekeeper going? UN peacekeeper Major Michelle Kayanda from Zambia tells us about life as a female peacekeeper in the Central African Republic.Video produced by Trystan YoungListen to BBC World Service’s Newsday programme on the iPlayer.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-42368974/what-home-comforts-keep-this-un-peacekeeper-going

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Congo security forces shoot two dead during protest against president

Congolese security forces shot dead two men outside a church on Sunday while dispersing demonstrators protesting in the country’s capital against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down from power, according to Human Rights Watch.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/31/congo-security-forces-shoot-two-dead-during-protest-against-president

In Congo, 3 Killed and Altar Boys Arrested Amid Crackdown on Protests

NAIROBI, Kenya — At least three people were killed and a dozen altar boys arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday after security forces cracked down on planned church protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to leave office before coming elections.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/31/world/africa/congo-protest-joseph-kabila.html