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Vol 49 No 3

Published 1st February 2008


Congo-Kinshasa

Déjà Kivu

The latest peace deal for eastern Congo may end up like its predecessors, in renewed regional wars

A ceasefire in Congo's eastern war was agreed on 23 January by the Kinshasa government and armed factions from North and South Kivu after a three-week conference in Goma. The arguments were heated but no solution was found for the underlying problem: the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR), which consists of soldiers of the former regime in Rwanda and its genocidal allies in the Rwandan Hutu militias and Interhamwe.

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