Examining Ongoing Conflict in Eastern Congo: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, April 16, 2013   [open pdf - 7MB]

This is the April 16, 2013 Hearing on "Examining Ongoing Conflict in Eastern Congo" held before the Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Christopher A. Coons, "Today the African Affairs Subcommittee will focus on the ongoing and deadly conflict in eastern Congo which has forced millions of innocent people from their homes and contributed to decades of human rights violations, mass atrocities, horrific and widespread sexual- and gender-based violence, and disputes over conflict minerals. [...] Since April 2012, more than 650,000 men, women, and children have been displaced mostly by recent fighting between the M23 [March 23 Movement] rebel group and the Congolese Army in the North Kivu province of eastern Congo. The M23 has reportedly benefited from the illicit support of neighboring states, including Rwanda and to a lesser extent Uganda. There has been some accountability for such actions in the form of sanctions imposed by the United States and United Nations last year. I traveled to Kinshasa in February to learn more about this conflict, see the situation for myself, and support the regional framework for moving negotiations forward." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Federico Borello, Christopher A. Coons, Mvemba Dizolele, Jeff Flake, Ferdinand Muhigirwa, Kinshasa Sociale, and John Prendergast.

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S. Hrg. 113-136
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