Democratic Republic of Congo


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 […]


Ebola Outbreak In Eastern DRC Reaches 2,000 Cases 1

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is spreading at an alarming rate. Since the outbreak began approximately 10 months ago, there have been 2,000 cases recorded. Of those, 1,300 cases have been fatal. According to the DRC’s health ministry, it took seven months for the outbreak […]


Are They Or Aren’t They? The Contested Alignment Between A.D.F. And I.S.I.S. In Democratic Republic Of Congo

On April 18, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (I.S.I.L. or I.S.I.S.) claimed responsibility for an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking further tension in a region burdened by years of conflict, as well as the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus. The attack occurred in […]


The Other ‘Heart Of Darkness’: The Overlooked Crisis In The Central African Republic

In the classic and controversial novella titled ‘The Heart of Darkness’,  Joseph Conrad depicts the Belgian colonized territory around the Congo river as a place of intense savagery, madness, and depravity – at least to his European gaze. Conrad took what is now the modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo […]


Unsafe Water Kills More Children In War Than Bullets, UNICEF Report Finds

A UNICEF Report has found that children under the age of five are 20 times more likely to die from diseases related to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene, than from direct violence as a result of war. Released to coincide with World Water Day, the report emphasises the importance of […]


The World Has Not Been Paying Attention, Congo’s Humanitarian Crisis Equal To Syria

Public services are at the breaking point following the violent expulsion of 300,000 Congolese from Angola. The Kasai region within The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been embroiled in conflict since 2016, now being concentrated in only a few small pockets. Tensions remain high with ethnic divisions threatening […]