The War in Eastern Congo Matters, Too

The War in Eastern Congo Matters, Too
Residents flee fighting between M23 rebels and Congolese forces near Kibumba, north of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Oct. 29, 2022 (AP photo by Moses Sawasawa).

This year’s most underreported event is the renewed fighting in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The violence is especially dangerous as it is essentially a proxy conflict between Congo and its neighbor Rwanda, with the potential to become a direct military confrontation—and a regional war.

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