Human Rights Watch reported Sunday that more than three hundred villagers were massacred in Congo in December, and that the infamous armed group known as the Lords Resistance Army was responsible. Despite the presence of UN peacekeepers and stepped-up U.S. military assistance, the region and its overlapping conflicts remain stubbornly unstable. We examine U.S. relations with Congo and Uganda, and why the violence is only coming to light now.


  • Jennifer Cooke Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Thierry Vircoulon Central Africa Project Director, International Crisis Group
  • Anneke Van Woudenberg Senior Researcher for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Human Rights Watch


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