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Congo Siasa

A blog on Congo, its politics and tribulations. Edited by Jason Stearns.

Congo Siasa

The following is a from a diplomatic source in Kinshasa – on overview of politics in North Kivu since Nkunda’s arrest and the integration of the CNDP. Politics in the Petit Nord after CNDP’s Surrender Political and military developments in the Petit Nord were dominated by the strong military position

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Congo Siasa

Some classic Kivutian micropolitics & conspiracies: The discontents among the CNDP appear to be slowly coalescing into something resembling an organization. There have reportedly been meetings this past week of ex-CNDP soldiers and political cadres in Rubaya and Ngungu (southern Masisi), as well as in Gisenyi (Rwanda). What exactly is

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Congo Siasa

A quick note to kick things off: Congo Siasa intends to chronicle the complex inner workings of Congo politics, in particular in the restive Kivus region. It should be pithy, brief and analytical. None of us really have much time for anything else. I will also feature guest bloggers, from

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