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ECI News August 26, 2016


ECI Weekly News for Friday, August 26







 

In 2011, Eastern Congo Initiative began a bold journey to revitalize the Congolese coffee sector. Together with USAID, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and Catholic Relief Services, we developed a public-private partnership called Kawaha Bora Ya Kivu (KBYK) – which means ‘Kivu fine coffee’ in Swahili.

“We tell them that this step ‘comes first,’ I guess, and afterward, maybe the government will think about vaccination.” — Ir Nobikana Nganabo Esperance

Health
As globe-threatening yellow fever epidemic explodes in Congo, people ask ‘where is the vaccine?’ – Emily J. Baumgaertner, Washington Post – read

Economy
The richest, riskiest tin mine on Earth – The Economist – read

Rwanda, DR Congo farmers agree deal to ease trade – The New Times – read

Glencore delays resumption of Katanga production to early 2018 – Reuters – read

Conflict
The danger of fighting fire with fire – Muhindo Sengenya Claude, IRINread

U.S. sanctions Kony’s sons for ivory trafficking following Enough Project research – Rachel Finn, Enough Project – read

Elections
UN blasts DR Congo arrests after strike call – AFP – read

DR Congo elections: Opposition strike cripples Kinshasa – BBC – read

Congo pardons 24 critics to ease political tension – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

Katumbi vows to return to the DRC soon despite ‘political trial’ – Africa News – read

Opinion
“Taking Sides”: The challenges of impartiality in UN peacekeeping operations – Alexandra Novosseloff, Emily Paddon Rhoads, Jason Stearns, Global Peace Operations Review – read

Other DRC News
African films explore our sense of time – Voice of America – read