ECI News

ECI News June 10, 2016


Rich organic volcanic soil, ideal elevation and climate, and an increasing sophistication to best process quality coffees are proving eastern Congo to be capable of producing some of the finest coffees on the planet.” — Chris Treter

Fighting for coffee In the Congo at Saveur du Kivu – Sara Mason, Sprudge – read

Outlook for DRC’s mining sector – CNBCAfrica – Watch

Over 7,000 tourists visited DR Congo’s Virunga national park in 2015 – News Ghana– read

Congo state miner plans to cut workforce, will invest $717 mln – Aaron Ross, Reuters– read

Democratic Republic of the Congo: IMF staff concludes visit – EIN News – read

Chinese companies to build hydro plant in energy-starved Congo – Franz Wild, Bloomberg – read

Speech by High Representative Federica Mogherini at the UN Security Council on the European Union – United Nations cooperation – EU – read

Rebels kidnap dozens of civilians in DR Congo: UN – AFP – read

Congo to launch new crackdown on criminal gangs – Amédée Mwarabu Kiboko, Reuters – read

Gender-based Violence
UN whistleblower quits over peacekeeper rape ‘impunity’ – AFP – read

Gloria Steinem’s new show links global instability to violence against women: “For the first time there are fewer females on earth than males” – Amanda Marcotte, Salon– read

Malaria “out of control” in Congo with sick children dying at home – charity – Katy Migiro, Reuters – read

The United Nations set an ambitious education goal. Why did it fail in Congo? – Tom De Herdt and Kristof Titeca, Washington Post – read

Dispatches: Still no justice for Congo’s Likofi victims – Ida Sawyer, Human Rights Watch – read

DR Congo opposition demands Kabila quit by year’s end – AFP – read

Testimony of Brad Brooks-Rubin – U.S. sanctions policy in sub saharan Africa –Enough Project – read

DR Congo opposition leader ready for ‘dialogue’ with government – AFP – read

Congo releases American who was opposition security guard – Saleh Mwanamilongo, AP – read

Backing political dialogue, UN and partners urge ‘spirit of responsibility’ among stakeholders – UN News Center – read

Other DRC News
DR Congo remembers Muhammad Ali – Deutsche Welle – read

DJs worldwide give new life to an archive of 35,000 African songs – Joshua Kelly, PRI – read

From Congo to the Olympics – MSN – watch

They don’t love us – The Economist – read