Episode
February 2, 2015

DR Congo braces for new troop offensive

The Stream examines military intervention in eastern Congo and its potential human cost.
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Could sending more troops to eastern DR Congo help the region, or will it worsen an existing humanitarian crisis? UN and Congolese forces have begun a new offensive targeting the Rwandan rebel group FDLR. The last time a similar offensive was launched in 2009, thousands of civilians died and a million Congolese were displaced. What needs to happen for the violence to end? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Gaius Vagheni Kowene @GKowene
Journalist
gaius-kowene.strikingly.com

Malcolm Webb @MalcolmWebb
Correspondent, Al Jazeera English

Jason Stearns @jasonkstearns
Director, Congo Research Group
congosiasa.blogspot.com

Mvemba Dizolele @MvembaDizolele
Writer

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