A new thread for this forlorn country, with insurgencies (mainly in the East), a dire government and a long running UN peacekeeping mission. Not as regularly updated as a few years ago, in part as one member has a job that does not allow posting and two African "hands" have retreated from SWJ.

The previous thread has now been closed, it was:Gazing in the Congo (DRC): the dark heart of Africa (2006-2017) with 808 posts and 218,765 views since 2006.

There is a separate thread in the Historians arena that helps to explain why:Second Congo War 1998-2003 Africa's world war