Democratic Republic of Congo


Congolese Protest Against The UN Peacekeeping Mission MONUSCO

The people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) are frustrated. Especially in the eastern providence of North Kivu, where problems are particularly high. The Congolese have endured decades of conflict and disease. According to Al Jazeera, the situation in the country is only getting worse as days go […]


Campaigns Of Violence Continue In Eastern Democratic Republic Of Congo

In the past month, over 60 civilians have been killed in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The killings have been reported by regional leaders to be perpetrated by members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) a Ugandan militia that has been ravaging the Eastern […]


Instability In The DRC As The Ebola Crisis Ensues

Ten civilians have been killed in a recent attack in the DRC’s Eastern Province. According to the Kivu security tracker, which tracks ongoing clashes in the region, the rebel group the Allied Democratic Front (ADF) were responsible for the deaths alongside the kidnapping of 21 other victims in a village […]


To Boycott Or Not To Boycott?  Rwanda, DRC And Malawi Withdraw From WEF in South Africa

Much speculation has arisen surrounding the recent withdrawal of Rwanda, DRC and Malawi from the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF), which was launched on 4 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Reports have suggested that the decision to withdraw was in response to xenophobic attacks which have […]


New Vaccine To Fight Ebola Epidemic Is Approved In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Health Authority of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said in the past week that it will allow a new vaccine that is developed by drugs company Johnson & Johnson to be used to contain the second ever largest outbreak of Ebola. The current vaccine in use, developed by […]


Environment: Europe Feeds Climate Crisis With Its Dependence On Soy. Sub-Saharan Africa Does So By Its Unwieldy Practices.

The Finnish finance minister, whose country holds the rotating E.U. presidency, has announced his intention to ban the import of Brazilian beef into Europe in protest of the Brazilian government’s deforestation policy. Emmanuel Macron, supported by counterpart Angela Merkel, opposed the free trade agreement between the E.U. and Mercosur in […]


Grandi Calls For Equitable Sharing Of Refugees, Furthering The Resettlement Dilemma

The untamable refugee crisis around the globe continues to be a huge concern for the international community. Though the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR )can be applauded for working tirelessly to protect the basic rights of refugees (food, clothes, health, education etc), the permanent resettlement of refugees into […]


Congolese Rebel Ntaganda Guilty Of War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has convicted Congolese former rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, dubbed the “Terminator,” as guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to Al Jazeera. Ntaganda has been charged with overseeing the murder of multiple civilians that were carried out by his soldiers in the Ituri region […]


ICC Convicts Bosco Ntaganda For War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

On 8 July 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) gave its verdict on the case against the Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda. The court concluded that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. Ntaganda was found guilty of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in […]


Democratic Republic Of Congo Faces A Crisis Of Ebola, Food Scarcity, And Ethnic Conflict

Communities in the North-East of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are facing severe malnutrition, extreme violence, displacement, and an outbreak of Ebola. Each of these issues constitutes a massive challenge and leaves the people of the DRC extremely vulnerable. The North Kivu and Ituri provinces are living through the […]