Africa Security Brief No. 21

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Unfinished Business: A Framework for Peace in the Great Lakes

By Rigobert Minani Bihuzo

July 31, 2012

Kashebere, Nord-Kivu, RD Congo: Piste d’atterrissage d’hélicoptère gardée par les éléments du Contingent Indien à Kashebere.

Despite numerous peace agreements, Africa’s Great Lakes region has been in a persistent state of conflict for the past two decades. The contributions and shortcomings of some of the most significant previous peace initiatives, however, offer vital lessons as to how to mitigate the local level tensions, national political dynamics, and competing regional interests that have led to recurring outbreaks of violence.


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