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Top Picks: The Arab Spring, arms to Yemen and why Myanmar wins
While refugees and the war in Syria have dominated the headlines this year, other conflicts continue to rumble on. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a recent count identified 70 armed... MORE >
Burundi crisis gets serious for regional leaders
Burundi’s political crisis is centred on a leader who is refusing to leave office after almost 10 years. The man sent in to mediate has been in power for almost 30. Apart from that irony,... MORE >
Congo Escalates Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Activists
KAMPALA, Uganda—Congolese government security agents arecracking down on pro-democracy activists and sympathetic U.S. diplomats, raising concerns about the intentions of President Joseph... MORE >
Congo protests expose weakness of Kabila's coalition
KINSHASA (Reuters) — Protests that blocked a reform which could have extended Congo President Joseph Kabila's rule have exposed deep rifts in his ruling coalition and galvanized opposition... MORE >
UN and DRC forces prepare for war
The clock is ticking down on the launch of a military operation in eastern DRC against a Rwandan-Hutu militia that has refused to surrender and disarm. United Nations troops with MONUSCO in... MORE >
Reflections on the Recent Historiography of Eastern Congo
In a recent article for the Journal of African History, DRC specialist René Lemarchand writes that 'there can be no doubt about Jason Stearns’s impressive... MORE >
Wall Street Journal
KAMPALA, Uganda—The biggest rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Tuesday declared an end to its 20-month insurgency, after government troops earlier in the day drove... MORE >
CongoWeb TV
In collaboration with the Réseau pour la réforme du secteur de sécurité et de justice (RRSSJ) and the Centre pour la gouvernance (CEGO), RVI held a national workshop in Kinshasa from 4 to 6... MORE >
Wall Street Journal
KAMPALA, Uganda—Congo's United Nations-backed troops have halted an offensive against the rebel group known as M23, in a step toward a peace deal that aims to end fighting and revive... MORE >
The Christian Science Monitor
President Joseph Kabila expressed the view of many Congolese when he said during his speech to the country [Oct. 24], that the Kampala talks have dragged on for too long. This despite the... MORE >
Reuters
An analysis of the situation in Eastern DRC from Reuters: The deployment of a U.N. force of African troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo threatens to draw Rwanda into a damaging... MORE >
Wall Street Mother
A Congolese army spokesman, Olivier Hamuli, said the rapes were committed by individual solders who are being prosecuted under the country's military law. Military analysts have blamed... MORE >

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