Date & Time
June 29, 2012
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
IPS Conference Room
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, USA
Briefing: Renewed Violence In DRC Congo
Renewed Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, what are the questions and what are the answers?
Once again Congolese citizens in North Kivu province/ Eastern Congo have been displaced and others lost their lives due to the renewed violence between the Congolese armed forces and a group of "mutineers."
Could this mutiny, again causing suffering to the people, have been avoided?
You are invited to an afternoon briefing about this renewed violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, to address whether the solutions on the table are in the interest of the Congolese people, the role of Rwanda in the conflict, and the US position on these issues.
- Propser Bunzigiye Yussa, Human Right Activist and recent graduate of Georges Washington Law School.
- Fidele Lumea, Executive Director of Congolese American Council for Peace and Development focus on Humanitarian Assistance, Peacebuilding and Development
- Fabrice Mussoni, Policy Analyst for United to End Genocide
Moderated by Emira Woods, co-director of IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus.
Co-sponsors: Africa Faith and Justice Network, Friends of the Congo, Foreign Policy in Focus