November 21, 2012

What the Fall of Goma Means for Congo

Michael Deibert, Huffington Post

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When the provincial capital of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fell to rebel forces today, the rapidity of the rebel advance was shocking, but the fait accompli failure of both Congo's armed forces and the country's United Nations mission was not.

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