Tuesday, November 11, 2008

African Leaders Meet to Address War in Congo

Tuesday the New York Times reported that members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met in Johannesburg, insisting on a cease-fire and the necessity for safe passages so that aid could reach Congolese refugees in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. You can read the article here. Go to the SADC's website to read the communique that it issued after the Johannesburg summit.

Political unrest in the DRC goes back decades. You can find a good profile of the country's political history, geography, and demographics in the CIA World Factbook. To find out how the United Nations is responding to the strife in the Congo, see the website of MONUC, the UN mission in the DRC. If you read French, you can go straight to the website of the DRC's President Joseph Kabila for his account of the state of Congolese affairs.

To find further resources about the DRC, see our guide to this country.

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