Agence France-PresseApril 13, 2013 05:45
A UN intervention brigade designed to fight armed groups in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo will be made up of 3,069 troops, a UN official said Saturday.
The brigade will include "3,069 troops. That's the official number," said Madnodje Mounoubai, spokesman for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission, which will incorporate the brigade.
South Africa, Tanzania and Malawi will contribute troops to the brigade.
Each country will send an infantry battalion of 850 soldiers, which amounts to 2,550 men, the spokesman said.