Kenya Backs Its Congo Peacemaking Efforts With Boots on the Ground

Kenya Backs Its Congo Peacemaking Efforts With Boots on the Ground
Kenyan President William Ruto speaks at a ceremony for Kenyan forces ahead of their deployment to eastern Congo, Nairobi, Kenya, Nov. 2, 2022 (AP photo by Brian Inganga).

Kenyan President William Ruto officially announced the deployment of Kenyan troops to eastern Congo as part of an East African regional force tasked with protecting civilians and bringing peace to the region. But there has been little consideration about the length of the deployment and what its main strategic objectives are.

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