Briefings

The Ebb and Flow of Stabilization in the Congo
Stabilization has become a buzzword in peacekeeping, with UN missions in such diverse environments as Haiti, the Central African Republic, and Mali all claiming it as their central goal.... MORE >
A safe haven for Somalis in Uganda?
This briefing examines the emergence of the Somali migration route to Uganda and its significance in the long history of Somali migration in East Africa. It discusses the factors underlying... MORE >
Challenges for the Somali money transfer sector
Remittances to Somalia are at risk of being caught in the backwash of a global tendency towards tighter regulation of financial flows. This new tightening aims to prevent money laundering... MORE >
Le maintien de la paix sans stratégie politique
Ce briefing du Projet Usalama expose l'histoire de la participation de l'ONU dans l’est de la RDC et analyse les défis qui continuent de faire face à la mission, même au... MORE >
The perils of peacekeeping without politics
On 18 April 2013, the RVI’s Usalama Project published its third briefing paper, on the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). ‘The Perils of Peacekeeping without Politics... MORE >
L'homme fort de l'est de la RDC
Ce briefing du Projet Usalama présente un profil de l'un des commandants les plus importants du M23, le général Bosco Ntaganda. Malgré son inculpation par la Cour pénale internationale... MORE >
Strongman of the eastern DRC: A profile of General Bosco Ntaganda
This Usalama Project Briefing presents a profile of one of the M23’s most important commanders, General Bosco Ntaganda. Despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court on charges... MORE >
AMISOM in Transition
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is in a period of transition. After a year of military successes it needs a new mandate to support the new Federal Government of Somalia, which... MORE >
M23's operational commander: A profile of Sultani Emmanuel Makenga
This Usalama Project briefing presents a concise biography of the M23's senior commander, Sultani Makenga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It describes his rise... MORE >

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