ECI News

ECI Weekly News for Friday, September 7

 

“What I'm doing really is not only to treat women — their body, [but] also to fight for their own right, to bring them to be autonomous, and, of course, to support them psychologically. And all of this is a process of healing so women can regain their dignity.” — Dr. Denis Mukwege


Partners
A doctor who treats rape survivors is shortlisted for Nobel Peace Prize - Jackson Sinnenberg, NPR - read

Economy
DR Congo to publish land deals in bid to gain public trust - Temesghen Debesai, Reuters - read

Congo backs billionaire Gertler after Och-Ziff allegations - Thomas Wilson, Franz Wild, Jesse Riseborough, Bloomberg - read

Tanzania, Congo sign deal for joint oil exploration in Lake Tanganyika - Reuters - read

Congo cement factory to boost national production four-fold - Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg - read

Gender-based Violence
Supporting SGBV survivors in DR Congo - UNFPA - read

Elections
Shift in U.S. Congo policy leaves Kabila exposed - Reuters - read

France says time to act on Congo, EU sanctions possible - John Irish, Reuters - read

DRC opposition takes hard line against Kabila extending term - William Clowes, Voice of America read

Congo leader says political talks crucial for nation’s stability - Helen Nyambura-Mwaura, Bloomberg - read

Congo commission expects presidential vote delay to Dec 2018 - Aaron Ross, Reuters - read

Conflict
DR Congo: Protect civilians in Beni from attack - Human Rights Watch - read

Fate of South Sudanese rebels in DR Congo hangs in the balance - Daniel Finnan, RFI read

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

Une bataille électorale périlleuse - Congo Research Group - read

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