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Mistrust

January 19, 2009

Today I´ve been asking several people what they think about the new prospects of peace announced in the media. The word that describes better what everyone has answered is mistrust, scepticism at best. People don´t trust there will be a real change, at least in the short term.

The record of broken peace deals in the region is quite big, and they all remember several situations like this in the past, where politicians and military where saying this is over… and two days later things started again.

Then why it should be different this time, people wonders.

The issue is not only that former peace deals were broken, but that the reasons for it -the deal-  is neither public not clear. That pushes scepticism as much as former broken peace deals.

A friend of mine told me today that in this country the highest criminals are not prosecuted… but rewarded. Many congolese would agree with this. And this is extremely harmful for the health of any society.

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  1. December 15, 2014 1:21 am

    It’s good to see someone thkiinng it through.

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