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The African Great Lakes Region: third EUISS-COAFR Breakfast Meeting

25 June 2019

On 25 June, the EUISS and the European Council’s Working Party on Africa (COAFR) jointly organised the third informal breakfast meeting on sub-Saharan Africa in Brussels. The informal meeting looked at the conflict dynamics in the African Great Lakes Region.

Professor Koen Vlassenroot (Ghent University), who had just returned from a fieldwork research mission to eastern DRC, gave a reading of the current political dynamics in DRC after the elections, insecurity and evolution of violence in eastern DRC, including the Ebola crisis, as well as broader regional dynamics affecting Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The breakfast meetings are coordinated and chaired by EUISS Senior Analyst Giovanni Faleg.