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Underreported: Violent Clashes in Eastern Congo

Thursday, September 20, 2007

There is renewed violence and instability in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Clashes have erupted between troops loyal to the Congolese Tutsi general, Laurent Nkunda, and government forces. General Nkunda claims he is protecting ethnic minorities Tutsis living in Congo from the Hutu genocidal rebels that escaped Rwanda following the genocide in 1994. Rwanda has also entered the conflict by issuing thinly veiled threats to the Congolese government. On today’s Underreported, Arnaud Zajtman, a BBC reporter based in Kinshasa, and David Mugnier, Central Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group, join Leonard to brief us on the conflict and how it may affect regional stability in central Africa.

Guests:

David Mugnier and Arnaud Zajtman
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