The Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and Current Developments

14 12 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/R40108/. Source: Congressional Research Service.

In October 2008, the forces of the National Congress for the Defense of the Congolese People (CNDP), under the command of General Laurent Nkunda, launched a major offensive against the Democratic Republic of Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) in eastern Congo. Within days, the CNDP captured a number of small towns and Congolese forces retreated in large numbers. Eastern Congo has been in a state of chaos for over a decade.

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