ECI News

ECI News July 1, 2016

 

“This was an all-too-rare moment of accountability for wartime rape. It sends a warning signal to all commanders that they will be held responsible if they let their men brutalise civilians.” — Guardian Editorial

Opinion
The Guardian view on Jean-Pierre Bemba: no impunity for wartime rape – Editorial, The Guardian – read

Economy
DR Congo, Angola must be ‘in funding spotlight’ – UN humanitarian official – United Nations, Oximity – read

Congo central bank sells $50 mln to stop franc falling – Amedee Mwarabu Kiboko, Reuters – read

Copper price tumble hits tens of thousands of Congolese – AFP – read

Peace
Democratic Republic of the Congo’s national day – John Kerry, US Department of State – read

India, Congo’s friendly relation to strengthen further: President – Zee News – read

MONUSCO applauds DRC Government’s efforts to fight torture, especially through reinforcing the related legal framework – Press Release – read

Reserve with rare gorillas finally protected – Shreya Dasgupta, MongaBay – read

Two Congos call for reforms at the UN Security Council – Xinhua – read

Conflict
Survival and resurrection after Congo’s civil war – Robert Kennedy, Al Jazeera – read

15 soldiers, 37 rebels killed in eastern DR Congo – News Ghana – read

Health
Infant mortality in DR Congo drops 30 pct: UNICEF – Xinhua – read

Health officials race to prevent Congo yellow fever disaster – Amedee Mwarabu Kiboko, Reuters – read

Partners
Experts insight on DRC: Conference call for core supporters –Panzi Foundation – read

Elections
Congo’s Kabila calls for voter registration, warns of meddling – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

Congo’s Katumbi says Kabila should commit to leaving office – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

DR Congo risks ‘even worse crisis’ over Kabila uncertainty – AFP – read

U.S. begins targeted sanctions on Congo official – Patricia Zengerle & Aaron Ross –read

Report
UNICEF report: Combating inequality will save children’s lives – Deutsche Welle read

Religious restrictions among the world’s most populous countries – Pew – read

Other DRC News
50 years of Kinshasa – Theresa Krinninger, Deutsche Welle – read

8 Things You Should Know before Hiking Nyiragongo – Gorilla Highlands – read

Congo Volcano Brings Farmers Rich Soil but Eruption Threat – AP – read