Democratic Republic of Congo: African leaders sign UN-backed peace accord
Regional African leaders have inked a UN-brokered accord which aims to bring peace to the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Objective: The agreement may lead to the establishment of a special UN intervention brigade in eastern Congo, along with political efforts to bring peace.
- Leaders from Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Republic and South Sudan attended the signing.
- The deal was signed in the presence of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
About 800,000 people have been displaced since the M23 (March 23) rebel group took up arms against the Kinshasa government in May, 2013.
Categories: International Current Affairs 2017