Progress made in combating armed groups in DRC

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Aveba, Ituri district, DR Congo: A young girl riding her toy wooden bicycle flashes a confident smile as a patrol of MONUSCO peacekeepers passes by. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh

Progress has been made in combating armed groups in the volatile eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the head of the UN mission in the country (MONUSCO).

MONUSCO chief Martin Kobler said joint operations between its forces and the Congolese army have resulted in the surrender of members of the FPRI faction (Force de résistance patriotique en Ituri), responsible for arbitrary executions, rape and other crimes.

However, he said activity against another group, the FDLR (Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda), remains at a standstill.

Isabelle Dupuis asked Mr Kobler about these operations and how elections and an investment conference next year will have an impact on the DRC.

Duration: 2’41″

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