Insecurity, especially in the DRC’s South Kivu, is considered a serious threat by Burundi’s army.
There are advantages to a regional force overseen by the East African Community – particularly as the bloc is leading new political talks.
The UN mission is being held responsible for something the Congolese state should be doing.
African leaders need to acknowledge the gravity of the Congo crisis and apply pressure on Kabila.
President Joseph Kabila remains in office despite upheaval in the DRC. He can still save face and a change of heart could see him become the first Congolese president to relinquish power.