African leaders sign deal aimed at peace in eastern Congo

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oxen wrote:

“You’re not going to be able to impose peace from above or the outside on people who don’t want peace. Lots of local actors have hidden agendas,” Theodore Trefon told Reuters from Brussels” That is true as far as the leaders of the armed groups and regimes sponsoring them. It is not enough to ask regimes to commit to non interference. Past interference , crimes committed and plunder need to be investigated and prosecuted and punished. In this way the regimes sponsoring the rebels may think twice. Charles Taylor is at the ICC, so should all others found to be supporting to to have supported these rebellions. UN , SADC and DRC need to step up to the challenge, the regional actors are not going to let go easy, chaos in East DRC is their food basket despite the suffering of the population.

Feb 24, 2013 5:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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