Surrender or Tactical Deceit – Has the FDLR Really Given Up the Fight?

Is the UN’s Force Intervention Brigade, which famously routed the M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last year, now snatching defeat from the jaws of a complete victory against all disruptive forces in the region? This is what many analysts fear after a controversial decision by regional leaders in Luanda earlier this month gave the other most troublesome armed group in the region six months to surrender and disarm.

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