Time for Africa to take concrete action in the DRC

The AU must resume its leadership role; taking a back seat to SADC is a recipe for inaction. 12 Jan 2018 Stephanie Wolters The fight between the Congolese government and the political opposition over who is right and wrong continues to drive the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) electoral crisis, now entering its third…

Congo Reports Arrest in Killing of 2 U.N. Experts

By STEVE WEMBI and JINA MOORE DEC. 30, 2017 Zaida Catalan and Michael Sharp were abducted in March while investigating crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit Bertil Ericson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Timo Mueller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NAIROBI, Kenya — A man suspected in the killing of two United Nations experts in…

DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

 December 7, 2017 Over 500 Killed, 1,000 Abducted in Kivu Provinces in Past 6 Months Expand The Kivu Security Tracker maps violence by armed groups and Congolese security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern Kivu provinces. © 2017 Kivu Security Tracker     (Goma) – The new Kivu Security Tracker will map violence by armed groups and…

Resolving the Political Crisis in DR Congo

Testimony at the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Ida Sawyer, Director, Central Africa Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to testify. I appreciate your ongoing and bipartisan interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is at…

Centrafrique : Pas de situation de « pré-génocide », selon Adama Dieng

  Dakar Jeudi, 12 Oct 2017   La Centrafrique «n’est pas en situation de pré-génocide», a estimé hier à Bangui le conseiller spécial de l’Onu pour la prévention du génocide, Adama Dieng, alors que ce sujet fait l’objet d’une controverse depuis l’été. «La République centrafricaine n’est pas en situation de pré-génocide. (Un génocide) est un…