Democratic Republic of Congo


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 […]


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 […]