Congolese soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) receive instructions during their offence against the rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in Kirumba village of Rutshuru territory in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, February 28, 2015. Congolese government forces ousted rebels from hills in heavy fighting in North Kivu province on Friday, an army spokesman said, cranking up a campaign to crush an insurgency at the heart of two decades of conflict. The rebel ranks contain remnants of fighters involved in neighbouring Rwanda's genocide in 1994. Since moving into chaotic eastern Congo, they have sought to exploit the region's rich deposits of gold, diamonds and tin and waged periodic war with the Kinshasa government and other armed groups. Picture taken February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kenny Katombe
The State of African Security
July 31, 2015,
Michael O'Hanlon and Kelly Sampier survey the security situation across Africa. They find that while the trends are positive for many areas, there is much more work that can be done.