A National Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders
'What Is Not Said Is What Divides': Critical Issues for a Peace Process to End the Deadly Congo War
This paper is the second in a three-part-series on the process, leverage, and substance necessary to create a path towards a viable peace in eastern Congo and the surrounding region.
The situation in eastern Congo continues to deteriorate, threatening to spiral out of control into an all-out war involving several neighboring countries. Throughout the latest explosion and previous cycles of conflict, the root causes of war are not being and have not been addressed, leaving "peace processes" to focus on flimsy power-sharing arrangements that have undermined the sovereignty of the Congolese state and the professionalism of its armed forces.
- Part One of the three-part series: A Broadened Peace Process Is Needed in Congo