Thursday, 29 January 2015
I'm back, and the DRC's quieter in the East.
I'm back and commenting on economics of the Great Lakes. Various stuff has taken up my time, mostly dull. Rather more interesting have been developments in Central Africa. I'd say that the most significant event in the last few years has been the reduction in hostilities in Eastern DRC. My opinion was that the East would be pacified when the Congolese state became big and rich enough to suppress the armed groups. In the event, the Rwandan state has perhaps been as important, in reducing support for its formerly affiliated militias.