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By Didier Mubinzi
The situation under which the DRC is evolving is very crucial: having experienced a war that ravaged the country for five years, the country is gradually moving towards the end of transition and this month of June 2005 is the combination of all issues at stake.
Indeed, for years, armed factions have been dictating life, mainly in the Eastern regions of the country and the conflict that has claimed more than 3.8 million lives is far from being completely over, with the proliferation of arms trafficking in the Lake Kivu and the perennial warfare in Ituri.