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Vol 63 No 24

Published 1st December 2022


Scrambling for a Pax Swahili

Kenya's entry into the Congolese crucible is driven more by hopes of diplomatic and commercial gains than military adventurism

It is hanging by a thread. A truce, signed in Luanda with only the tacit participation of the principal antagonist, guaranteed by a phone call between Kenya's former President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rwanda's Paul Kagame, and enforced by the threat of joint-force military intervention from a contingent yet to take up its fighting positions, appears to have suspended, at least temporarily, the M23's plans to capture Goma.

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