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Deeper Than The Headlines: Oxfam’s Africa, Drone Surveillance + More Drone Surveillance

Deeper Than The Headlines: Oxfam’s Africa, Drone Surveillance + More Drone Surveillance
October 18
23:11 2015

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An article from Rwanda’s The New Times spells out the Rwandan government’s response to the UN’s efforts to institute a drone surveillance program in the neighboring DRC. “Olivier Nduhungirehe, Rwanda’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, told The New Times vial e-mail that whereas Rwanda welcomes the Secretary-General’s intention to reconfigure MONUSCO [UN mission in Congo] by strengthening its capabilities and enhancing its operational mobility in order to implement its mandate, it is reserved on the use of a technology, whose implications are still being assessed. Nduhungirehe said, “We recognise that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in peacekeeping operations has far-reaching implications on national sovereignty and territorial integrity and thus believe that, as suggested by the UN Special Committee on Peacekeeping (C-34), a clear legal, financial, and technical assessment is needed before any endorsement of such technology is put forth”.

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