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Understanding Armed Group Proliferation in the Eastern Congo

Understanding Armed Group Proliferation in the Eastern Congo Verweijen, J. and Wakenge, C. I. (2015) Policy points: • The armed group landscape in eastern Congo is increasingly fragmented. • There is a need to devise policies focusing primarily on armed groups and their political-economic support networks. This should be accompanied by army reform and measures […]

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A Microcosm of Militarization: Conflict, Governance, and Armed Mobilization in Uvira, South Kivu

A Microcosm of Militarization: Conflict, Governance, and Armed Mobilization in Uvira, South Kivu Verweijen, J. (March 2016) Policy points: • To sustainably demilitarize Uvira, it is necessary to defuse conflicts related to customary authority, weaken armed groups and their civilian support networks, and improve security management and regulation of local defence forces. • It is […]

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Stable Instability: Political Settlements and Armed Groups in the Congo

Stable Instability: Political Settlements and Armed Groups in the Congo Verweijen, J. (September 2016) Policy points: • An equilibrium needs to be found between addressing the structural dynamics that feed into armed mobilization and dealing with the active armed groups. • It is necessary to empower peaceful civilian actors and include them in decision-making processes […]

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