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Title:Congo: waiting for Godot
Authors:Smis, StefaanISNI
Trefon, TheodoreISNI
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:civil wars
peace treaties
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08
Abstract:On 17 December 2002, the Inter-Congolese Dialogue, after a long and painful gestation, initiated with the Lusaka agreement of July 1999, gave birth to a Global and All-Inclusive Agreement on the Transition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The agreement was confirmed on 2 April 2003 when the participants in the ICD - Rassemblement congolais pour la démocratie-Goma (RCD-Goma), Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC), the government of the DRC and the non-armed political opposition - signed the Final Act of the Inter-Congolese political negotiations in Sun City. However, the transition agreements are flawed and parties in the new government are not willing to give up the territory they control. War is far from over. This briefing presents an overview of the main events that have taken place in DRC during the period from July 2002 up to 30 June 2003, a period marked by conflicting developments. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]