We hope this will clarify the role of your faculty association and the executive. If you have any questions about the role of the FARDC, please contact an executive member. The names of these members are available on the FARDC website. www.fardc.com Important Questions remain unanswered. Is peace finally in sight or is the scene of the continuation of war in sight? Can the Lusaka ceasefire agreement be revived in light of the flagrant ceasefire violations of both sides in the conflict? Can the pressure on all parties to sign the agreement continue? It should also be noted that Joseph Kabila does not trust the army; The Republican Guard is the only component he trusts. Major General John Numbi, former head of the air force and now inspector general of police, led a parallel chain of command to the east to lead the 2009 offensive in eastern Congo, Operation Umoja Wetu; The chain of command has been bypassed. Previously, Numbi negotiated with Laurent Nkunda the agreement to implement the mixing process.  Baoudin Amba Wetshi of lecongolais.cd called Ntolo a “scapegoat.” Wetshi said that all important military and security issues were dealt with in total secrecy by the president and other civilian and military figures he trusted, such as John Numbi, Gabriel Amisi Kumba (“Tango Four”), the Kahimbi dolphin and others like Kalev Mutond and Pierre Lumbi Okongo.  However, the Lusaka Agreement meets the demands of the rebels and their supporters, especially Rwandans, by recognizing their promise to disarm the Interahamwe and ex-FAR in the Great Lakes region. But the current fighting between Uganda and Rwanda in Kisangani shows that the security interests of these countries, which were to protect their intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are not the only motivation for the war. There are no Rwandan or Ugandan rebel groups in Kisangani that could justify the presence of the armies of both countries. Instead, the conflict appears to be a struggle for commercial influence, to control diamond, gold and coffee concessions, and for political influence in the region after the end of the war. However, one month after the signing, the war continues.
Although it does not dispute the content of the document, the main rebel group, the Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD), refused to sign the agreement. The RCD split in early May, when Ernest Wamba was deposed as group leader, but refused to resign and set up its headquarters in Kisangani with Uganda`s support. Both Rwanda-backed RCD-Goma and Uganda-backed RCD-Kisangani claimed the exclusive right to sign the peace agreement. This delayed the implementation of the agreement and encouraged political groups to develop strategies to buy time. Since the signing, more troops have been deployed and the rebels and their allies have continued to advance on the ground.