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Vol 63 No 10

Published 12th May 2022


Kenya sponsors risky anti-militia plan

Nairobi has assembled regional states to fight Congolese armed groups, but they include the very countries the groups depend on for aid

An agreement by regional governments to form a joint military force to deploy against armed groups in Congo-Kinshasa looks like a diplomatic masterstroke by Kenya, which is coordinating the move. After a period of relative quiet, the tempo of insurgent activity, from gold-mine-controlling thugs to Islamist militias, has prompted action from the authorities in Kinshasa and regional capitals. But there are huge in-built risks of failure, warn experts familiar with Congo-K's troubled east because the countries Nairobi has signed up include the very ones that often sponsor the insurgents: Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi.

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