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Vol 50 No 15

Published 24th July 2009


Congo-Kinshasa

Eastern foes at war again

Foreign attempts to strengthen the army and police, led by Monuc and the EU, are inchoate, ineffective and under-funded

Things are getting worse in eastern Congo, and everyone except the government and the United Nations Mission in Congo, Monuc, acknowledges it. Recent operations by the Congolese army, the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC), in cooperation with Monuc did nothing to quell the insurgency. Many improvements are suggested, not least from the United States, but few of them involve a clear understanding of what is involved.

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