ECI News

 

On the morning of our gorilla encounter, we leave Goma at dawn. Outside the colorful, ramshackle city is verdant farmland, and there isn’t a cloud in the sky—just a lone plume of smoke rising from the cone of Mt. Nyiragongo. Its imposing shape is just as I remember.” — Thomas Wilson


Partners
Face-to-Face With the Largest, Rarest Primates on Earth - Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg - read

Health
DRC: Saving lives with remote mapping - Medicine Sans Frontieres - read

Shortage of syringes hampers Congo's fight against yellow fever - Aaron Ross, Reuters - read

Economy
Congo says to repay VAT to mining companies - Aaron Ross, Reuters - read

Silk road fund said to mull Bid for $2 billion Glencore mine - Vinicy Chan, Bloomberg - read

Why Congo miners fear President Kabila's guards - BBC - watch

Congo pushes for a mega-dam project, with no environmental impact studies -  Adam Wernick, PRI read

Congo miners stare into abyss after commodities slump - Aaron Ross, Reuters -read

Peace
Regional MPs discuss security in Great Lakes region - Eugene Kwibuka, The New Times - read

Peace, stabilisation programme in Ituri, DR Congo targets women, minorities - IOM read

Report
Health system strengthening for better maternal and child health results project -The World Bank - read

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations
Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo  - UN Security Councilread

Congo, Democratic Republic of - DRC Multi-modal Transport : P092537 - Implementation Status Results Report - The World Bank read

Conflict
U.S. House votes to undermine transparency and conflict-free supply chains in Democratic Republic of Congo - Enough Project - read

Record number of environmental activists killed in 2015 - Voice of America - read

Elections
Political crisis has put long-term stability of the DR Congo at risk, warns UN deputy chief, urging dialogue - UN News Center read

Waning interest in DR Congo - Daniel Pel, Deutsche Welle - read

Congo opposition leader says will return for vote, dismisses arrest warrant - Pascale Antonie, Reuters - read

The Democratic Republic of Congo selects Gemalto mobile biometric enrollment solution to support fair elections - Press Release - read

Other DRC News
Refugee judo Olympians build new life in Rio, to compete without a country - USA Today - watch

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