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Soldier leaving Congo: the end of the small glimmer of hope for the region?

In  a web exclusive for Prospect last month, I wrote that decades-long animosity between the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda seemed to have abated, as Congolese president Joseph Kabila allowed the armies of his east African neighbours to tackle rebel groups using Congo as a base. This cooperation was unprecedented, and so it seemed possible there was a chance for…

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