The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation has resolved to initiate dialogue amongst the member states of different Regional Economic Communities that have deployed forces in the DRC.

The move is one of the outcomes of the two-day Extra-Ordinary Organ Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government, held in Windhoek.

The dialogue among the Regional Economic Communities is being pursued with a view to establishing and implementing mechanisms for the effective coordination of their interventions in the DRC.

Fresh gun violence was reported in the eastern parts of DRC in recent weeks, forcing thousands to flee their homes.

The Organ Troika Summit strongly condemned the violence, especially the activities of armed groups, including M23 rebels and those provided to the armed groups by foreign forces.


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Blanche Goreses