DRC – Time for US to change its Congo policy

Ferdinand Muhigirwa, SJ., the Managing Director of the Arrupe Research and Training Center and former director of CEPAS, appeared before the US Senate Foreign Relations sub-committee on African Affairs last week to urge America to take advantage of the current window of opportunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo – and help to foster sustainable peace as well as genuine democratic and economic progress. “This hearing {click to listen} is timely and critical for the DRC due to three recent events: the adoption of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework; the appointment of Mary Robinson as UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes; and the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2098,” testified Muhigirwa. “The US can use this opportunity to help promote electoral reform and secure lasting peace in Congo and support regional cooperation for economic development.” Read more…