The UN launched its first unmanned drones on Tuesday to monitor the Democratic Republic of Congo’s second biggest city, Goma. Due to its size and location, Goma has long been a center of rebel activity, and the UN is using two drones to keep tabs on developments there. At first glance, the move makes some sense — the roads nearby are bad to non-existent, plenty of hiding spots exist, and it’s not the sort of community that foreign spies could easily infiltrate. Then again, as critics note, the U.S. also said its drones were surveillance only.
Source: Daily Maverick