On 12 January 2017 MPs took part in a general debate on the security and political situation in the African Great Lakes region.
Watch the debate and read the transcript
The House of Commons Library also produced a briefing paper which includes more information on the topic.
Backbench Business Committee
The Backbench Business Committee meets weekly on Tuesdays to consider requests for debates from any backbench Members of Parliament on any subject.
The Committee then has to decide how to allocate the limited Parliamentary time it has at its disposal. The Committee's meetings are always conducted in public and can be watched on Parliament TV.
This debate was originally determined by the Backbench Business Committee following a application from John Mann MP.