DRC at Greatest Risk In Years

Supporters of opposition leader Étienne Tshisekedi in 2011. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Previously isolated local conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo are appearing in new regions of the country. This is particularly dangerous in the context of the country’s ongoing political crisis, creating the potential for local conflicts to take on national level narratives and scope. What can local actors and the international community do to mitigate the risk of escalating conflict in the DRC? Read this short piece in African Arguments by Researcher Jay Benson to find out more.