Conflict in the DRC: a critical assessment of the Lusaka ceasefire agreement

“This report provides a brief background to the conflict in the DRC as it erupted in 1998. It also briefly examines the pre-negotiation stages, which ultimately led to the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement. The Agreement itself is assessed in terms of its main provisions. Whether the agreement has been a success, considering the various events and incidences of violence and
instability that have preceded and followed the peace agreement at various stages, has remained a matter shrouded in scepticism and doubt. The discussion also assesses the Inter-Congolese Dialogues provided for under
the Lusaka Agreement and debates whether these deliberations have contributed to securing any genuine successes among the failures and losses that have been incurred on the road to the Lusaka Peace Agreement.”