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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Statement in Reaction to Congolese Rebels Declaring a Ceasefire

January 8, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C.  – Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA), Ranking of Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights issued the following statement today in reaction to Congolese rebels declaring a unilateral ceasefire in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
 
“I’m cautiously optimistic after hearing of a ceasefire in the DRC but as is often the case with these situations we must wait to see if the peace will hold.  A long term solution is needed where we see an end to the recruitment of child soldiers, those who have committed human rights abuses brought to justice and a cessation of activities that do not respect the territorial integrity of the DRC.  Only then will we see a lasting peace.”