Congo says martial law has brought calm. Yet violence is rising

Jason Stearns, CIC senior fellow provides commentary on the continued conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with no end in sight.

"Yet 'demobilisation normally follows a peace deal,' says Jason Stearns of the Congo Research Group (CRG) based at New York University. General Luboya hopes to entice militia leaders to make peace by suggesting the prospect of political careers. But the Congolese government has given few details about its plan. Without one, donors like the World Bank will not pay for soldiers to leave the bush. Politicians in Kinshasa seem loth to repeat previous efforts to absorb rebel fighters into the army. But few alternative incentives are on offer, notes Mr Stearns."

Read the full article at The Economist.

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Oct 01, 2022
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