Democratic Republic of Congo


Outbreak Of Ebola In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) further threatens the civilian population who have been long tortured by conflict. Testing has shown that the outbreak of Ebola is the DRC is the Zaire strain, the deadliest strain of the disease. The disease has extremely high mortality rates […]


Violence In DRC’s Kasai Region Leaves 510 Dead In 5 Months

More than 510 people have been killed in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo since the start of the year, according to police. Congolese National Police spokesperson, Pierrot Mwanamputu, told the DPA News Agency that those killed included 390 rebels, 85 police officers and 39 soldiers. Conflicts […]


Sixteen Migrants Die Crossing The Mediterranean Sea

Sixteen migrants, including two children, have died attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece by boat on Sunday, April 24th, according to reports by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The vessel, allegedly a smuggler’s boat, capsized on Sunday night while trying to reach the […]


UNHCR Claims Thousands Fleeing Central Congo Amid Worsening Conflict

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has claimed that 11,000 refugees have recently fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Angola amid attacks from militia groups. Up to 9,000 people have left the country this month alone. The UNHCR has started to ship […]


Violence Against Protesters In The Congo After Political Transition Talks Collapse

The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark sign of a healthy democracy – something that is unfortunately not present in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. President Joseph Kabila has been in power for close to two decades and his transition out of government has not been smooth and […]


Mass Graves And Potential Human Rights Abuses In Congo Spark Outrage From Within

As videos of soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) army shooting Congolese citizens circulate on social media, the United Nation’s peacekeeper, Maman Sambo Sidikou, is calling for an investigation into the possible violations of human rights and into the mass graves discovered in January and February of this […]


The ICC Awards Reparations To Victims Of Bogoro Massacre

The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a groundbreaking ruling on Friday when they awarded collective and individual reparations to the victims of war crimes committed by former Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. Katanga, otherwise known as ‘Simba’, led the Ngiti militia group and political party Front for Patriotic Resistance in Ituri […]


The Refugee Crisis Is Real And Solvable

The refugee crisis is a world crisis. We have seen the death of thousands of refugees as they seek safety, while conflict around the world claims the lives of innocent civilians every day. As conflict rages on, developed nations continue to turn their back on those who need their help, […]


Joseph Kabila To Step Down After Fifteen Year Presidency

Congolese President, Joseph Kabila, is reportedly in talks to step down following an election held at the end of 2017. A deal, announced by mediators on Friday, December 30th, would prevent Kabila from changing the constitution and extending his mandate for a third term in the hope of securing a […]