ECI News

ECI Weekly News for Friday, June 3

 

"Instead of finding out why [people] are committing genocide and why there is greed and murder. I wanted to find out how hope and resilience can bubble up even amidst that stuff." - Paul Freedman, Merci Congo


Peace
How new doc 'Merci Congo' sheds light on deadly conflict - Alex Suskind, Rolling Stone - read

Learning for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Nicolas Meulders, UNICEF - read

Fighting impunity in the DRC for crimes against children - Coalition for the ICC - read

Economy
Fiscal policy might not be enough to contain Congo inflation - IMF - Aaron Ross, Reuters - read

Africa’s new railways risk going the way of the old ones - The Economist read

SA keen to boost mining ties with DRC - CAJ News - read

Why is there opposition to a dam which could solve Africa's electricity shortage? -BBC - watch

Making Congo’s mines conflict free - BBC watch 

4 framing questions for women's economic empowerment - Sara Mason, Devex -read

Health
Yellow fever – Democratic Republic of the Congo - WHO - read

Conflict
At the crossroads? The scission of the FDLR - Christoph Vogel - read

New long-term support for displaced populations in Africa - The World Bank - read

Elections
The Bishops of Bukavu speak out on peace and DRC elections - Vatican Radio - read

Dem senators call for sanctions on Congo - Alexander Bolton, The Hill read

Embattled DR Congo opposition leader Katumbi in London: lawyer - AFP - read

Opinion
'Only democracy can end the violence in DR Congo - Bandi Mbubi, CNN - read

'How modern slavery is destroying the environment' - Kevin Bales, CNN - read

Report
Global Slavery Index - Walk Free Foundation - read

Other DRC News
A night out with London's Sapeurs - Eugene Giorgianni - Al Jazeera - read

Six reasons the intrepid traveler will love the Democratic Republic Of Congo -Zach Johnston, Uproxx - read

2 judo athletes from Congo hope to make refugee Olympic team - Felipe Dana and Renata Brito, AP - read
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