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Will there be a military solution in the Congo?

The rebel force known as M23 says it is willing to negotiate, but the government says it must withdraw from the city of Goma first. Is this the start of another full scale conflict?

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5 Questions for UN Peacekeeping Chief Hervé Lasdous

I recently caught up with the head of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Lasdous. In the conversation below, Mr. Lasdous discusses some of the hotspots in which peackeeping is currently engaged–or may engage in the future.

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DR Congo: You Can’t Have a Ceasefire Without Negotiations

Renewed fighting erupts in eastern Congo between the government army and rebel M23 movement, despite having come to a truce last week.

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How Deep is Rwanda’s Influence in Eastern Congo?

Rwanda is accused of supporting the recent army defection and rebellion in eastern Congo. But is it true?

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