EUPOL KINSHASA (DRC)

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The European Union conducted a European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) police mission in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, from April 2005 to June 2007. This mission played a key role in helping the Congolese National Police keep order during the DRC's transition to democracy, particularly during the electoral period in 2006.

The purpose of EUPOL KINSHASA, the first civilian European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) operation to be deployed in Africa, was to support the Congolese National Police's Integrated Police Unit (IPU) in Kinshasa - which was set up with the support of the EU - once it was up and running under Congolese command.

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