Sigh Of Relief

Has the soil of the Democratic Republic of Congo brought her more problems than happiness? This question has come up several times during national and international forums. The answer to this question might not count much. What is important for the country is a long lasting peace. For the past decades, the different stakeholders have been yearning. After several fruitless international peace talks with some culminating with the sending of multinational troops in the war zones, here comes another opportunity for the population to take a major decision for their country. On Wednesday, December 20, 2023 the entire nation would hold its breath as millions of voters will go to the polls to exercise their civic duty. 
For a hitch-free play ground, DRC authorities have announced a series of measures aimed at reducing tensions in conflicting areas. On Thursday, October 12, 2023, Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi announced the easing of some conditions of military rule in conflict-hit eastern Provinces. Though he stopped short of cancelling the state of siege in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces despite pressure to do so from civil society groups and the opposition who say it has done little to contain the many militias destabilizing the east since...

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