27 Feb '18, 1am

Congolese General’s Assassination Sheds Light on a Country’s Current Plight https://t.co/tEG97F2F8r

N’Dala was 37-years-old when he died on Jan. 2, 2014 in an ambush near the eastern Congolese city of Beni. He had earned the trust and respect of his fellow soldiers, UN troops and the Congolese population. His death, and the trial of his assassins, is crucial to understanding the current situation in Congo as President Joseph Kabila clings to power illegally, and the complicity between the Congolese military (FARDC) and rebel groups in the region, as well as in understanding Kabila’s relationship with his own generals. It’s also important to understanding progress of foreign-funded initiatives in the central African nation. The UK’s Department for International Development (Dfid) suspended its “Security Sector Accountability and Police Reform Programme” in October 2014 after a Human Rights Watch report was released showing that police in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, who had...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/congolese-general%E2...

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