Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and Current Developments
DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 12 pages
In October 2008, the forces of the National Congress for the Defense of the Congolese People (CNDP) launched a major offensive against the Democratic Republic of Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) in eastern Congo. Within days, the CNDP captured a number of small towns and Congolese forces retreated in large numbers. Contents of this report: (1) Recent Developments; (2) Background: The Crisis in DRC: Regional Issues; (3) Political Developments: Rwanda, DRC, and the CNDP; Former Rwandan Forces in DRC; (4) Joint Military Operations; (5) MONUC; (6) Human Rights Conditions; (7) Economic Conditions; (8) U.S.-Congo Relations; (9) U.S. Assistance to Congo. Illus. This is a print on demand report.
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