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RD Congo: Regional Force Against Rebel Groups in the Great Lakes

Since MAY.2021, the Congolese government has extended a "state of siege" 17 times in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri. Since the end of 2021, joint military operations by the FARDC and the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) have continued, targeting the FDA.

The UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has also intensified its operations in the east of the country. To be clarified is the crash, on 29.MAR, of a MONUSCO helicopter in North Kivu, on a surveillance and reconnaissance mission, which killed eight peacekeepers.

At two mini-summits organized by Kenyan PR and current EAC President UHURU KENYATTA (UK) in APR. in Nairobi, the decision was taken to start consultations between the DRC and the armed groups, along with a military path that implies the establishment of a regional force to fight the armed groups that refuse political dialogue. READ MORE