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Stearns: Congo Elections Are 'First Step' in Peace Process

Interviewee: Jason Stearns
Interviewer: Stephanie Hanson
October 25, 2006

Jason Stearns, Central Africa senior analyst for the International Crisis Group and an expert on the Democratic Republic of Congo, discusses the mood in Congo before the second-round presidential elections on October 29. He says the Congolese are "sober," but they feel elections are the "only way forward." Postelection, Stearns recommends the international community assist with the creation of a "professional and apolitical national army."


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