Guest Post: Une Armée de la Région des Grands Lacs?

ALTERNATIVES POUR LA STABILITE ET LA SECURISATION DE LA REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO Par Josaphat MUSAMBA, Université Simon Kimbangu, Bukavu/RDC (rédaction par http://www.christophvogel.net) La dynamique de la région des Grands Lacs actuellement pose de nombreuses interrogations et ramène des chercheurs as réfléchir davantage pour aider les Etats de la région a se stabiliser et a … Continue reading

Taking the Fight to the DRC Rebels: The Potential Pitfalls of a UN Intervention Brigade

The creation of a special UN unit in the DRC to conduct “targeted offensive operations” against rebel groups could prove helpful, but there are also dangers. (First published by Think Africa Press at http://thinkafricapress.com/drc/taking-fight-drc-rebels-monusco-intervention-brigade-potential-pitfalls) At the end of March, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved Resolution 2098. This not only extended the mandate of … Continue reading

Putting things in perspective: Buffet Foundation versus UN Group of Experts

On April 1, the Howard G. Buffet Foundation issued a report scrutinising the role, methodology, and content of the UN Group of Experts’ work on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The reports closely aligns to the rebuttal the Government of Rwanda issued against the Group’s 2012 interim report’s infamous annex. It … Continue reading

A Robinson for Kampala, a Brigade for Rumangabo. The UN’s new Congo Strategy?

As expected by many, the sudden surrender of Bosco Ntaganda to the US embassy and his subsequent transfer to the ICC in The Hague has not stopped the ongoing political dynamics in and on the Great Lakes region. Shortly after his appearance in Kigali, the UN named a new special envoy to the Great Lakes … Continue reading