.... Echoes of the UN’s war to suppress Katanga five decades ago were heard last week when UN officials reported that armed separatists in Katanga had attacked army and police personnel before forcing their way into a UN compound in the city of Lubumbashi. The UN Security Council responded by passing a Chapter Seven resolution – the world body’s equivalent of a declaration of war – authorizing the deployment of a multinational military brigade to disarm and “neutralize” rebel groups in Congo....
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