Democratic Republic of Congo


Economic Reforms Are Not Sufficient To Address The Humanitarian Crisis In DRC

In the past few decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) excelled among countries in sub-Saharan Africa for its stunning economic performance. According to the World Bank, from 2005 onwards, a robust export-based economy, along with the evolution of both domestic and the international public investment have permitted a GDP […]


UN Report Finds More Than 250 People Killed In Congo Since March

More than 250 people, including 62 children, were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between March and June of this year, according to a new UN report. The report is based on interviews with 96 refugees who fled Congo’s Kasai region into Angola. From their accounts, the UN […]


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. […]