Thursday February 28 marks the start of the gradual withdrawal of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Monusco (formerly Monuc), which has been present in the country for 25 years. On Wednesday morning, the first base was officially handed over to the Congolese authorities in South Kivu. Interview with Christoph Vogel, researcher at Ghent University, Belgium, specializing in the dynamics of armed groups based in eastern DRC.

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