ECI News

ECI News June 17, 2016

 

“The truth is that we’re not going to succeed unless we mobilize a critical mass of funding.” – Emmanuel de Merode. 

Partners
Inside the fight to save one of the world’s most dangerous parks – Robert Draper, National Geographic – read

Economy
Congo state copper producer plans fivefold output increase – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

EU agrees on measures regulating conflict minerals – Joseph Ataman, WSJread

China firms to fund Congo hydro power plant to lift mining output – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

Report
Final report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic
Republic of the Congo – United Nations Security Council – read

Main takaways of the new group of experts report – Christoph Vogel – read

Peace
Wear yellow on Sunday for peace in Congo – Amnesty Internationalread

Monusco training DRC police – UN Peacekeeping – watch

Ntaganda’s militia took some steps to demobilize child soldiers, says UN official – Wairagala Wakabi, International Justice Monitor – read

Conflict
Deadly clashes hit DR Congo camp for M23 fighters – Al Jazeera read

Nine killed as Congo troops clash with ex-militia fighters: NGO – Aaron Ross, Reutersread

Heatlh
More than 1,000 suspect cases of yellow fever in DR Congo: WHO –Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters – read

Elections
Enough Project’s policy director Brad Brooks-Rubin testifies before Congress on U.S. sanctions policy in sub-saharan Africa – Enough Project – read

UN Envoy: terrorism, electoral crises thwart Central Africa progress – Margaret Besheer, UN News Center – read

Who is Etienne Tschisekedi, the man tasked with toppling Kabila? –Conor Gaffey, Newsweek – read

Congo opposition tries to unite again to force Kabila out – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

Other DRC News
The world’s refugees find an unlikely American sanctuary: Idaho – Wired – read