Monday, August 23, 2010

Congo's Forgotten Crisis, and How the United States should Address it: List of Acronyms

AFRICOM: United States African Command

CNDP: Congrès National pour la Défense du People (National Congress for the Defence of the People)

DDR: Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration

DDRRR: Disarmament, Demobilization, Repatriation, Resettlement and Reintegration

DRC: Democratic Republic of the Congo

ESF: Economic Support Fund (part of the U.S. budget)

EU: European Union

FAC: Forces Armées Congolais

FARDC: Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)

FDLR: Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda)

FMF: Foreign Military Financing (part of the U.S. budget)

FY: U.S. Government Fiscal Year (Begins on October 1st)

GDP: Gross Domestic Product

HRW: Human Rights Watch

IMET: International Military Education and Training (part of the U.S. budget)

IMF: International Monetary Fund

IRC: International Rescue Commission

LRA: Lord’s Resistance Army (Ugandan rebel group)

MONUC: Mission de l'Organisation des Nations Unies en République Démocratique du Congo (UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo)

NADR: Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining, and Related Programs (part of the U.S. budget)

NGO: Non-Governmental Organization

PO: Peacekeeping Operations (part of the U.S. budget)

RCD-Goma: Rally for Congolese Democracy – Goma

RPF: Rwandan Patriotic Front

SSR: Security Sector Reform

UN: United Nations

UNITA: União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola)

US: United States

USAID: United States Agency for International Development

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