ECI News

ECI Weekly News for Friday, July 22

“Now I can earn up to $50 a day, while before the installation of public solar panels I would hardly get $20 a day.” — Samuel Ndoole, Himbi, Goma


Peace
Solar-powered lights cut nighttime crime In DRC neighborhood, turning it into “Miami” - Noella Nyirabihogo, Global Press Journal - read

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Returning home to rebuild their lives - ICRC - read

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Security Council (7603rd meeting) - UN Web TV watch

Conflict
Lord's Resistance Army kidnappings hit six-year high - monitors - Joe Bavier, Reuters - read

Government security officials from Africa’s Great Lakes region determined to eradicate all negative forces in eastern DRC - EIN - read

Ten die in ethnic violence in DR Congo's troubled east - AFP - read

Health
United Nations staffs in Goma sensitized on HIV prevention - MONUSCO read

Democratic Republic of Congo launches yellow fever vaccination drive - Aaron Ross, Reuters - read

Economy
Congo's small miners fill hole left by downsizing multinationals - Aaron Ross, Reuters - read

Lundin gets bid extension on Freeport Congo mine stake - Nicole Mordant, Reuters -read

Congo premier halts aid to struggling bank as Franc weakens - Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg - read

Greenpeace welcomes the announcement of the DRC Minister of Environment to cancel illegal concessions but says more needs to be done - Greenpeace - read

Elections
U.N. demands release of political prisoners in Congo - Aaron Ross, Reuters - read

DR Congo: Can anyone stop Joseph Kabila? - William Clowes, African Argument -read

Will he stay or will he go? Mixed messages from president Kabila - Jason K. Stearns, Congo Research Group - read

DRC official denies government persecution of opposition leader - Peter Clottey, Voice of America - read

Diplomats, DRC opposition to Kabila: pave way for transition - Salem Solomon, Idrissa Fall, Frederic Nkundikije, Voice of America - read

Other DRC News
Official says Congolese refugees to resettle in Missoula - AP - read

DRC new national park: "the animals are amazing" - BBC - Watch

Report
July 2016 Monthly Forecast  - Security Council Report read
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