Thursday, August 07, 2003

the complex math of the DRC peace process

There's been an agreement reached now on who will control the 10 military regons in the DRC.

... the ex-government would be allocated three regions.

The main former rebel groups, Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) and the Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC), would get two each.

Three smaller former factions, the Congolese Rally for Democracy-National (RCD-N), the Congolese Rally for Democracy-Liberation Movement (RCD-ML) and the Mai-Mai militia, would each be placed in control of one region.

... The head of each military region would also be helped by two deputies from a group other than the one to which he belonged.