n Conflict Trends - Zambia and the DRC

Volume 2000, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... 12 Understanding Zambia 's role in the DRC peace process BY JACOMIEN VAN DER BIJ CONFLICT UPDATE In spite of signing the Lusaka ceasefire agree- ment on 10 July 1999, there are still frequent clashes between the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and var- ious rebel groups. The conflict started in August 1998, when rebel groups supported by Rwanda and Uganda, took up arms to oust President Laurent Kabila. While Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe support President Kabila and his government, the rebels - the Mouvement pour la liberation du Congo (MLC), the Rassemblement Congolais pour la democratie- Goma (RCD- Goma) and the RCD- Kisangani - are backed by Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Why is Zambia ..

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