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Title:Peace at last? Appraisal of the Addis Ababa Peace and Security Cooperation Framework and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2098 for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Author:Koko, SadikiISNI
Periodical:African Journal on Conflict Resolution (ISSN 1562-6997)
Geographic terms:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:conflict resolution
peacekeeping operations
External link:https://www.accord.org.za/ajcr-issues/%ef%bf%bcpeace-at-last/
Abstract:This article interrogates the ability of the Addis Ababa Peace and Security Cooperation (PSC) Framework and the UN Security Council Resolution 2098 to deliver on their promise of contributing decisively toward the search for peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the African Great Lakes region. Following the seizure of Goma by the 'Mouvement du 23 Mars' rebellion in November 2012, the Congolese government and other peace stakeholders in the Great Lakes region signed the Addis Ababa PSC Framework in February 2013, paving the way to the adoption, a month later, of Resolution 2098. Rather than dismissing or criticizing them for their possible inadequacies, these two policy documents ought to be embraced as important steps in the overhaul of the peace strategy. Their success will largely depend on the ability of the DRC government and the UN (through MONUSCO) to fulfil effectively their roles as primary stakeholders in the DRC peace process. Furthermore, there is need to maintain a balance between political processes and the military action entrusted to the stabilization mission's intervention brigade. Only such an integrated approach has the potential of ensuring that neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda, with interests in the Congo's peace process, as well as Congolese and non-Congolese armed groups still active in the eastern region and bearing legitimate grievances, become active agents in the successful implementation of the new peace strategy. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]