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Lhe presence in eastern Congo of a military force sent by the member countries of the East African Economic Community is more worrying than reassuring because these troops are far from having the resources that were made available to MONUSCO . Thus the Burundian soldiers deployed in South Kivu lack the means to transport the wounded and repatriate the dead and the inhabitants of the region note that their installation in the area of ​​Fizi coincides with the exploitation of gold and other materials. precious.

In North Kivu, if the Kenyan forces have taken over certain positions hitherto occupied by the M23, they have not ceded these territories to the Congolese army and the appearance of this “buffer zone” raises fears of separation of part of the North East of the Congo.

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