12 March 2023

Congo-Kinshasa/Angola: As the ceasefire with the M23 that was meant to begin on Tuesday does not hold, both sides accusing the other of breaking it, Angola is sending a military unit to eastern RDC “to help secure areas that have been held by the M23 rebel group and to protect ceasefire monitors”. A Regional Force of the East African Community has already been deployed to the area. Is there a risk “of this becoming a wider international conflict”?

11 March 2023

Rwanda/The Hague: The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals has agreed to pause the trial of Félicien Kabuga while his lawyers’ claim that he has dementia and is not fit to stand trial is verified. The wealthy businessman stands accused of financing Hutu militias to exterminate Hutus in 1994.