A UN report now says the Great Lakes nation could be getting safer - as a peace deal signed between the government and rebel groups holds. According to figures from the peacekeeping mission in the country -- known as MINUSCA -- the number of attacks on civilians has reduced drastically in the recent past. Up to 565 attacks and human rights violations were recorded between January and June -- compared to 1, 674 cases recorded within the same period in 2018. It is a positive report for the country that has been in conflict since 2013 - after the ouster of president Francois Bozize by mainly Muslim Seleka rebels.

We are joined in studio by Mathius Muindi, an Independent political risk analyst based in Nairobi, specializing on the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Regions.

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