Democratic Republic of Congo


Congolese Warlord Wanted for Mass Rape Turns Himself In

An infamous Congolese warlord, wanted for crimes against humanity, turned himself in to the United Nations Peacekeeping mission on Wednesday. Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka is the founder of an armed group based in eastern DRC known as Nduma Defense of Congo, a militia notorious for rape, mutilation, and overall destruction. There […]


The Closing Of Political Space Ahead Of The Republic Of Congo’s July Elections And The Likely Effects On Human Security

Political space is closing ahead of the elections on the 16th and the 30th of July, and with many opposition leaders in jail, the election results themselves seem set to turn out the incumbent President, Dennis Sassou-Ngeusso, as the winner. According to the CIA World Factbook, the importance of the […]


Another 38 Mass Graves Found In Kasai Remind World Of Horrors Happening In The DRC

The United Nations has reported the discovery of an additional 38 mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo, making the total count of mass graves found in recent months at least 80. The mass graves were found in the Kamonia territory of Kasai province, an area that has been […]


UN Decries Continuing Violence In The DRC

UN Human Rights Chief, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, has called for an independent international investigation into hundreds of recent killings in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His call comes amidst reports of toddlers and pregnant women being hacked to death, and the inability of the central government to protect citizens. […]


Further Allegations Of Sexual Abuse By Peacekeepers Emerges From The Central African Republic

A recent report issued by the United Nations shows that, despite efforts to combat the issue, allegations of sexual abuse committed by UN Peacekeepers have continued, with new reports of sexual abuse emerging from the Central African Republic. Since January 2017, over 55 UN Peacekeepers have been accused of abuse […]


The U.N. In The Democratic Republic Of Congo: A More Positive Approach Is Necessary

An international investigation has been conducted by the U.N. Human Rights Chief to work on crimes committed in the Greater Kasai region, where at least 42 mass graves have been found. The Congolese government have agreed to work alongside the U.N. but it wanted to maintain control over the investigation. […]


Concerns In Central Africa Over U.S. Repealing Of “Conflict Minerals Rule”

This week, The Associated Press reported that an increase in violence in central Africa may result from the U.S. decision to stop enforcing the “conflict minerals rule.” The rule requires U.S. companies to declare if they are sourcing minerals from a conflict area in order to ensure that minerals do […]


Congo: Violence In Kasai Puts 400,000 Children At Risk Of Starvation

The ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Kasai region between the Congolese army and the Kamuina Nsapu movement is disrupting health infrastructure, preventing delivery of basic services, and depriving an estimated 400,000 malnourished children of life-saving interventions, warns UNICEF. The five Kasai provinces have long been troubled […]


UN Reports South Sudan Forces May Have Committed War Crimes

South Sudanese pro-government forces have killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town, as well as committing uncounted rapes, looting and torture, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said. The report has documented human rights violations and abuses against civilians that may amount […]