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07 Dec 2017 description

The month was marked by major clashes between a new Mai-Mai coalition and the national army (FARDC) in South Kivu, as well as by a rise in attacks by the ADF and their allies in the northern edge of North Kivu. In general, major FARDC operations have been largely suspended ; it is armed groups that have taken the initiative, by attacking the FARDC or by fighting among each other.

07 Dec 2017 description

The mesh off conflicts in the eastern Congo has witnessed a slow deterioration over the past year. Internal displacement has continued apace, reaching 4,1 million people, more than in Syria and one of the highest levels ever recorded since the beginning of the various Congolese conflicts in 1993, with 550,000 displaced in the past three months alone. At the same time, armed groups have continued to splinter and proliferate. While none of that sounds novel to observers of the eastern Congo, a couple of new trends have emerged since our last mapping in 2015.