Democratic Republic of the Congo
République Démocratique du Congo
Note: In January 2009 a dissident group led by Gen. Ntaganda, army chief of the National Congress for the Defense of the People (CNDP), rejected current CNDP leader Gen. Laurent Nkunda, who was arrested by the Rwandan government on January 22, and rallied with the FARDC. Later in the month Rwandan forces entered the eastern DRC and, in cooperation with the FARDC, began an operation aimed at uprooting militants of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). By February the FARDC claimed to have achieved 90% of its goal, however local news sources report the continued presence of the FDLR in South Kivu province.On March 23, the Ntaganda-led CNDP signed a peace treaty with the government, in which it agreed ...