ECI News

ECI News July 8, 2016

 

On the morning of our gorilla encounter, we leave Goma at dawn. Outside the colorful, ramshackle city is verdant farmland, and there isn’t a cloud in the sky—just a lone plume of smoke rising from the cone of Mt. Nyiragongo. Its imposing shape is just as I remember.” — Thomas Wilson

Partners
Face-to-Face With the Largest, Rarest Primates on Earth – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

Health
DRC: Saving lives with remote mapping – Medicine Sans Frontieres – read

Shortage of syringes hampers Congo’s fight against yellow fever – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

Economy
Congo says to repay VAT to mining companies – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

Silk road fund said to mull Bid for $2 billion Glencore mine – Vinicy Chan, Bloomberg – read

Why Congo miners fear President Kabila’s guards – BBC – watch

Congo pushes for a mega-dam project, with no environmental impact studies –  Adam Wernick, PRI – read

Congo miners stare into abyss after commodities slump – Aaron Ross, Reuters –read

Peace
Regional MPs discuss security in Great Lakes region – Eugene Kwibuka, The New Times – read

Peace, stabilisation programme in Ituri, DR Congo targets women, minorities – IOM – read

Report
Health system strengthening for better maternal and child health results project –The World Bank – read

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

Congo, Democratic Republic of – DRC Multi-modal Transport : P092537 – Implementation Status Results Report – The World Bank – read

Conflict
U.S. House votes to undermine transparency and conflict-free supply chains in Democratic Republic of Congo – Enough Project – read

Record number of environmental activists killed in 2015 – Voice of America – read

Elections
Political crisis has put long-term stability of the DR Congo at risk, warns UN deputy chief, urging dialogue – UN News Center – read

Waning interest in DR Congo – Daniel Pel, Deutsche Welle – read

Congo opposition leader says will return for vote, dismisses arrest warrant – Pascale Antonie, Reuters – read

The Democratic Republic of Congo selects Gemalto mobile biometric enrollment solution to support fair elections – Press Release – read

Other DRC News
Refugee judo Olympians build new life in Rio, to compete without a country – USA Today – watch