Democratic Republic of Congo


Unicef Warns 400,000 Children On Verge Of Death In The DR Congo’s Kasai Crisis

The United Nations children’s agency has warned that 400,000 children are at risk of starving to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Thousands have fled to the bush in order to find safety from violent clashes between government forces and the regional militia, and many have already died […]


Proposed Oil Exploration And Armed Violence Threatens Conservation Of Democratic Republic Of Congo’s National Parks

On May 3, the NGO, Global Witness revealed that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) government is planning to allow oil exploration in two of their national parks. The government plan to reclassify land and remove protected status would enable oil drilling within two UNESCO-protected World Heritage Sites– the Salonga […]


Conflict-Minerals Legislation Fails To Prevent Human Rights Abuses

At the end of this month, Intel, HP and other companies are expected to report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose information on whether the minerals used in their electronic products were sourced from mines which support the funding of armed conflict in Central Africa. Obama-era legislation […]


Making A Case For Effective Rehabilitation Programs For Children Involved In The Boko Haram Insurgency

 “Manou, who was ten at the time, and his six-year-old sister, Chance, were tending to their family’s fields-in the eastern DRC- when the armed men arrived. Some of them attempted to sexually assault Manou who was wearing a dress. When they realized he was a boy, they started hitting him. […]


Aid Agencies Struggle As Democratic Republic of Congo Spirals Into Uncontainable Humanitarian Crisis

On the 13th March 2018, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General acknowledged humanitarian aid needs have doubled in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 2017. Political deadlock continues over current leader Kabila’s overstayed political term and has spurred ethnic conflict and further militia uprising, causing the humanitarian crisis to worsen. The […]


From Detroit To The DRC: Global Victims Of Neoliberalism

The cold and lifeless streets contain a silence more powerful than the sounds of livelihood that used to pervade them. Places, where middle-class families used to dwell, are now nothing short of slums. Nobody steps here without some sinister business, which is usually conducted in the abandoned playgrounds where laughter […]


Child Soldier Recruitment In The Middle East And North Africa Is On The Rise

The use of child soldiers by governments in the Middle East and North Africa has doubled over recent years. South Sudan, in particular, has seen a sharp increase in child soldier recruitment due to the conflict in its capital, Juba. As of this year, 650 children have been recruited against […]