Monday, 28 July 2014

FEATURE: Fighting against armed groups amidst a failing strategy in Eastern DR Congo

KIGALI, July.25 (TOA)- Since North Kivu province  in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become the epicenter of the insecurity in the Great Lakes due to the presence of various armed groups,  different actors at both regional and international level are still struggling to address  the threats caused by these networks, despite prevention  strategies that are currently underway.

Since a new "peace framework agreement" aimed at bringing stability to the war-torn east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was signed in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, in February 2013, all twelve member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), have encouraged Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to  re-engage  bilateral talks as the two countries did it before the current crisis.

Although the Addis Ababa agreement was emphasizing on strengthening mutual trust and cooperation between Rwanda and Dr Congo, analysts argue that there have been failure to fully implement these recommendations. Read More....


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