8Information Operations: Contents and Metrics of Effectiveness

One of the most difficult challenges of the UN Mission in the DRC, in addition to its stability functions, was how to deal with deep inter-ethnic prejudices particularly in the eastern part of the country. As previously discussed, politics of ethnicity, citizenship and nationality has been part of the DRC’s body politic since colonial rule. However, it was during the government of Mobutu Sese Seko that ethnicity, citizenship and nationality became sorely contested and rewarded, depending obviously on what side of the ethnic-citizenship divide your find yourself in. Even if all the rebel networks are diminished and all the guerrilla entrepreneurs in Eastern DRC are taken out, there ...

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