ECI News

ECI Weekly News for Friday, September 16

 

“Community radios act as a hub for information and dialogue. Even the very existence of such initiatives gives people an agency to speak up.” — Claudia Abreu Lopes, Africa's Voices. 


Peace
Kinshasa's street children tell their stories on radio - Didem Tali, Aljazeera - read

Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Thomas Perriello, U.S. Department of State - Press Release read

More women needed as UN peacekeepers, urge defence chiefs and campaigner Angelina Jolie - Jo Griffin, Thompson Reuters Foundation - read

Economy
All set for Dar, Lubumbashi trade forum next week - Fatma Abdu, The National Newspaper - read

Congo’s copper-export route re-opened after 24-Hour shutdown - Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg - read

New school year faces a number of challenges - AFP - read

Partners
Congo to be subject of first refugee lecture Tuesday - Missoulian - read

Anatomy of a partnership: Gates Foundation's Joe Cerrell on collaboration - Molly Anders, Devex - read

Health
WHO says Angola, Congo yellow fever outbreak under control - Tom Miles, Reuters -read

Elections
Congo minister says unity government possible; vote delayed - Saleh Mwanamilongo, AP - read

Compromise could clear path to elections in DRC - William Clowes, Voice of America - read

DRC candidate Moise Katumbi: 'My track record is there' - Wendy Bash, Deutsche Welle - read

Gender-based Violence
A life in limbo: ‘There are so many children in the camps born of rapes’ - Didem Tali, New York Times - read

Conflict
Letter to President Obama regarding the Child Soldiers Prevention Act - Human Rights Watch Amnesty International, Child Soldiers International, Humanity United - read

Congo-based militia seizes 10 truckers from Tanzania, Kenya  - AP - read

UN removes south sudan rebels from Congolese wildlife reserve - Eric Ombok, Bloomberg - read

Opinion
United efforts bring peace, trust - Julien Paluku Kahongya, Governor of North Kivu Province - read

Other DRC News
Congolese warlord on hunger strike says he is 'ready to die' - Stephanie van den Berg, Reuters - read
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