International Crisis Group
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please join the CSIS Africa Program for an off-the-record discussion with Comfort Ero, Africa Program Director at International Crisis Group (ICG). Ms. Ero will provide analysis and policy recommendations on the unfolding situations in both Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She will discuss the French intervention in Mali, the necessary political strategy to achieve an inclusive legitimate government in Bamako, and the need for a parallel military strategy to deal with the armed (transnational and criminal) groups that threaten both domestic and regional peace and security. Ms. Ero will also discuss the troubling political and security conditions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including next steps after the February 24th signing of the Peace, Security, and Cooperation Framework.