Understanding Armed Group Proliferation in the Eastern Congo

Citation:

Verweijen, J., & Wakenge, C. I. (2015). Understanding Armed Group Proliferation in the Eastern Congo (PSRP Briefing Paper No. 7). London: Rift Valley Institute.

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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 addressing conflict dynamics.

Note: This briefing paper is part of the outputs from PSRP’s work in DRC, by Rift Valley Institute. It is part of a series of briefing papers, blogs and reports on political settlements and armed actors, based on a case study of the DRC. The work extends RVI’s previous work in the country Usalama (I).

Keywords: DRC, Conflict, Armed Groups

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