Rise of radical groups, Ebola virus present new challenges to UN forces

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Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

The emergence of radical groups and spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa are some of the new and complex challenges UN peacekeepers are facing.

The Security Council heard a briefing by a panel of UN force commanders on Thursday regarding these challenges

This marks the fifth year that the Council is hosting such a meeting.

The UN has some 90,000 soldiers and police officers deployed around the world.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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