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DRC-Rwanda crisis: what’s needed to prevent a regional war

DRC-Rwanda crisis: what’s needed to prevent a regional war

IN the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South African, Burundian and Tanzanian troops are fighting against the Rwandan army, which has deployed in support of the rebellion by the March 23 Movement, or M23. Soldiers from South Africa and Burundi, as well as from the United Nations peacekeeping mission, have recently suffered casualties. In the crossfire, civilians have fled: seven million Congolese are now displaced due to this and multiple other crises in the DRC. Diplomats are concerned: the conflict in the eastern DRC was the subject of a special meeting at the United Nations Security Council on…
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