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What Next for the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Chatham House, London

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Anneke Van Woudenberg, Senior Researcher, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
Ben Shepherd, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Dr Knox Chitiyo, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House


As much of eastern Congo remains under the control of armed insurgencies and militia groups, the speakers will discuss the regional dynamics of this conflict and explore whether the current peace talks between the government of the DRC and the M23 rebel group are likely to succeed. Reflecting on lessons learned from the international community's past failures to stem conflict in the country, they will consider what options are available for outside parties to bring about a lasting solution.

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