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Fight and talk (as expected)

November 17, 2008

Armed groups have continued to fight in spite of the unilateral ceasefire proclaimed yesterday. Rather than a surprise, this is a tipical scenario in the Great Lakes region. The idea is: if you strenghthen your position on the field, you will strengthen it on the table. In Burundi in 2002 and 2003, fight and talk between the transition government and the CNDD-FDD was a common scenario until an agreement was reached in October 2003. The same situation took place later between the elected government of Burundi and the Palipehutu-FNL.

News on the unilateral ceasefire went around the world yesterday. However, news on the recent fall of Rwindi are only known by few…

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