Unfinished Business: A Framework for Peace in the Great Lakes
In this paper, the author discusses the conflict in Africa’s Great Lakes region that still persists due to a complex mixture of regional politics, financial incentives, ethnic polarization, and weak illegitimate governance. He argues that previous peace agreements have made important contributions to stability, but have only been partly successful because they have not addressed some key conflict drivers. Given the regional nature of the instability, international actors, especially those in Europe and the United States that provide significant financial support to governments in the Great Lakes are vital to achieving a comprehensive settlement.
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Rigobert Minani Bihuzo