Kinshasa, Drc – (African Boulevard News) – Southern African countries are sending troops to eastern DR Congo to battle the rebels who have been ravaging the region. The regional military force in eastern DR Congo has failed to deter the insurgency, leading to the deployment of troops from southern African nations.
The move by southern African countries follows a decision taken by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) at its summit in August to deploy troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to assist in the fight against the armed groups in the east of the country.
The southern African troop deployment will bolster an East African regional military force in eastern DR Congo that has so far failed to thwart the insurgency. The SADC announced this new development through its spokesperson, who said that the move would help restore peace and stability in the region.
According to Francois Conradie, a political and security analyst at NKC African Economics, the SADC’s decision to send troops to eastern DRC following the August summit was a significant step forward. “The deployment of the troops is a clear indication of the SADC’s commitment to resolving the crisis in the DRC,” Conradie said.
However, he noted that the deployment of troops does not mean the end of the conflict in the region. “The key challenge will be to ensure that the troops are well-trained, well-equipped, and have a clear mandate to operate in the region,” he added.
The SADC decision to send troops to eastern DR Congo marks an escalation of the conflict in the region. The armed groups in the area have been responsible for the deaths of thousands of people and the displacement of many more.
The move has been welcomed by the Congolese government, which has been struggling to contain the insurgency in the eastern part of the country. The deployment of troops from southern African countries is expected to boost the efforts of the Congolese army in tackling the armed groups.
In conclusion, the deployment of southern African troops to eastern DR Congo is expected to help bring an end to the conflict in the region. The move comes amid mounting pressure on the international community to take action to stop the violence in the area. The deployment of troops will provide much-needed support to the Congolese army in its efforts to tackle the insurgency in the east of the country.