Explainer: What’s Behind the Rising Conflict in Eastern DRC?


Voice of America provides an overview of the renewed conflict happening in the Democratic Republic of Congo, highlighting commentary and analysis provided by Jason Stearns, CIC senior fellow and founder of the Congo Research Group.

“Stearns said the joint Ugandan-DRC military operation created ‘geopolitical ripple effects in the region,’ with Rwanda essentially complaining that Uganda’s intervention ”encroaches’ on its sphere of interest in eastern Congo.”

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