Bringing Peace To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Guest Host:

Christina Bellantoni
Bringing Peace To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

After two years of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the largest group of insurgents, M23, laid down their arms, offering a surprising ray of hope in the region.

Two weeks ago, the largest group of insurgents in the Democratic Republic of Congo laid down their arms. Though peace negotiations have since hit a snag, the victory by the Congolese army offers an unexpected ray of hope in a region torn by conflict. Many credit a stronger U.N. peacekeeping mandate, renewed pressure from the international community, and new leadership in the Congolese army. We explore the issues and the likely path forward.

Guests

Cameron Hudson

Director of Policy, US Holocaust Museum; Director for African Affairs, National Security Council(2005-2009); Chief of Staff to U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan (2009-2011)

Mvemba Phezo Dizolele

Lecturer, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution

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