Democratic Republic of Congo: Transitional Process and U.N. Mission [March 22, 2005] [open pdf - 39KB]
From the Summary: "The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is expected to hold local and national elections in mid-2005, as called for in the 2002 South African-sponsored Pretoria Agreement. The Transitional Government faces daunting challenges. The eastern part of the country is marred by insecurity and instability due to factional fighting and the presence of the Interhamwe, the group responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide. For background information on the DRC and the Great Lakes region, see CRS [Congressional Research Service] Report RL32128, 'Africa's Great Lakes Region: Current Conditions in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda.' This report will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22089