Background Paper for the Conference on Policies and Practices for Regulating Resource Flows to Armed Conflicts, co-sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and held at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study and Conference Center, May 20 to 24, 2002, Bellagio, Italy.
The conflict has been propped up by blame games, ineffective diplomacy, recurring geopolitical tensions and proxy warfare in the Great Lakes region, and the Congolese state’s weak commitment to addressing grievances that drive armed group proliferation.
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