There is light at the end of a bloody tunnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)! Eleven African countries signed a UN-drafted peace accord last Sunday to stabilise the DRC, where rebels allegedly backed by neighbouring countries last year threatened to oust the government. At the recent meeting at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the current UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, said the peace, security and co-operation framework will bring stability to the region.
“The signing ceremony is significant even in itself. But it is only the beginning of a comprehensive approach that will require sustained engagement. The framework before you outlines commitments and oversight mechanisms. which aim at addressing key national and regional issues,” Ban said in his opening speech.
Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Angola, Uganda, South Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania and Congo-Brazzaville signed the accord.