ECI News

“With this café, I want to create a different kind of conversation about Goma and Congo. I want people to have good experiences about Goma.” — Vanessa Jados, Goma


Economy
Cafes, croissants, and peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Didem Tally, VICE - read

Ivanhoe says Congo copper find may be Africa’s most significant - Tom Wilson, Bloomberg - read

Congo’s Kabila in Rwanda as rebel attacks roil mineral region - Tom Wilson, Bloomberg - read

Community voices help shape conservation program for the Democratic Republic of Congo - Kristina Van Dexter, World Wildlife Fund read

Peace
Human Rights First awards Medal of Liberty to Congolese activist Janvier Murairi Bakihanaye - Human Rights First - read

Democracy, forests and finance: the tech making Africa a better place - Zoe Flood in Nairobi, Frankline Sunday, Emmanuel Akinwotu and Kate Lyons, The Guardian -read

Gender-based Violence
Use of whistle blowing to fight sexual exploitation and abuse - MONUSCO - read

Conflict
Photos of the DRC's armed citizen militia - Diana Zeyneb alhindawi, VICEread

Armed groups kill 14 in troubled east DR Congo - AFP - read

Health
UN bungles response to yellow fever outbreak in Africa - AP - read

Thumbs to the rescue: Digital volunteers put vulnerable people on the map -Benjamin Bathke, Deutsche Welle - read

Elections
Kabila taking DRC towards 'absolute dictatorship' – Katumbi - Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban, Africa News - read

U.S. urges Congo to allow rights activist to resume work - Aaron Ross, Reuters - read

DRC's political space shrinking under Kabila - US Congressman - Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban, Africa News - read

On Ida Sawyer's departure - Jason Stearns, Congo Research Group - read

Report
Report: Congo's perilous election battle - Congo Research Group - read

Other DRC News 
'They Drink It in the Congo' is a play trying to do something good about something bad - Rose Lewenstein, VICE - read

Meet the Olympic judo fighter who fled war in the Congo - Daily VICE - watch




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