Category: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nobel highlights sexual violence as indicator of conflict

     

  In choosing Iraqi Yazidi activist Nadia Murad and gynaecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege as recipients for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has further highlighted the importance… Read more »

Kabila’s decision to step aside won’t change DRC’s power dynamics

     

Ever since its independence, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been an international concern, notes Stuart A. Reid, a managing editor at Foreign Affairs. In the 1960s, the country… Read more »

DRC needs citizen-led transition, civil society tells Nikki Haley

     

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told the Democratic Republic of Congo to hold elections next year, rather than delay them until 2019, if it wanted to… Read more »

Strategic Pressure: A Blueprint for Democratic Change in the DRC

     

Democratic Republic of Congo authorities should immediately and unconditionally release nine Congolese human rights and pro-democracy activists wrongfully detained for their participation in peaceful activities, 45 Congolese and international human… Read more »

Diaspora plays vital role advancing democracy in Africa

     

  The National Endowment for Democracy has long recognized the important role the diaspora plays in advancing democracy and good governance in Africa, according to Dave Peterson, NED’s Africa Director…. Read more »

Civil society manifesto pressing for DRC transition

     

The UN said on Tuesday that soldiers “forced entry” into its base in the volatile Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo aiming to arrest a journalist critical… Read more »

Dead Reckoning: civil society’s efforts to end impunity

     

A new three-hour TV series – Dead Reckoning – follows war crime investigators and prosecutors as they pursue some of the world’s most notorious war criminals—notably Adolf Eichmann, Saddam Hussein,… Read more »

DRC: urgent action needed to deter large-scale violence, repression

     

The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo,… Read more »