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ECI News March 4, 2016

Chocolate Sundaes, Cookies, Pie Holes for Peace

Jennifer Anderson | Portland Tribune 

It's called the 3rd annual Chocolate for Congo effort, benefitting the Eastern Congo Initiative — the first U.S. based advocacy and grantmaking initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of Eastern Congo.

Congo's War-Torn East Earmarked for $123 Million Tin Mine

Thomas Wilson | Bloomberg

Alphamin Resources Corp., a mining company backed by Denham Capital Management LP, plans to raise $123 million to dig the first industrial mine in Congo’s North Kivu province, where the army has fought rebels on the nation’s eastern border for two decades.

The Dogged Persistance of the FDLR

Christoph Vogel and Chrispin Mvano | Congo Research Group

In the eastern Congo, it is difficult to keep up with the plethora of armed groups and their continuing recombinations, reincarnations, and conversions. Over the past two decades of conflict in the eastern Congo, the military landscape has changed dramatically. 

UN Seeks Durable Solutions for DRC Displacement Crisis

Lisa Schlein | Voice of America

The United Nations reports that efforts are under way to bring an end to the long-standing displacement crisis in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Life After Trauma: Helping Women to Rebuild Their Lives in the DRC

Lucio Kikuni | The Guardian

Ruth’s story* is not an easy one to listen to. She was in the bush to look for food for her family when she was approached by a soldier – a very young man – who asked her for food. She told him she could only offer him a little because her children hadn’t eaten for two days. 

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