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Gérard Prunier at Open Democracy

November 21, 2008

“The DR Congo, devastated by years of civil and foreign wars between 1996 and 2003, had managed to sign a peace agreement, disarm most of the combatants, navigate the dangers of a transition period (2003-06), and finally (in July-October 2006) hold successful democratic elections. But the eastern part of the country had never healed. Why?

The heart of the answer is that the eastern problem had existed before the war, was made worse by the war and was not addressed by the peace agreement”.

Interesting points of view on the economic links between FDLR and Rwanda, and Rwanda´s position on the current conflict. Read more here.

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