Interview with Simone Schlindwein and Michael Sharp

This is the second in our podcast series and is focused on the recent operations against the FDLR. Who are the FDLR? How do these operations, now in their second month fit into regional politics? What is the likelihood of their success? Are there any political avenues that can be explored in addition to this military offensive?

I discussed these and other questions with:

  • Simone Schlindwein, correspondent for Die Tageszeitung for the Great Lakes region and the author of an upcoming book on the FDLR;
  • Michael Sharp, who has been working for the past three years with the Mennonite Central Committee doing outreach with armed group, in particular the FDLR.
Enjoy!