ECI News

ECI News June 3, 2016

ECI Weekly News for Friday, June 3







 

“Instead of finding out why [people] are committing genocide and why there is greed and murder. I wanted to find out how hope and resilience can bubble up even amidst that stuff.” – Paul Freedman, Merci Congo

Peace
How new doc ‘Merci Congo’ sheds light on deadly conflict – Alex Suskind, Rolling Stone – read

Learning for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo – Nicolas Meulders, UNICEF – read

Fighting impunity in the DRC for crimes against children – Coalition for the ICC – read

Economy
Fiscal policy might not be enough to contain Congo inflation – IMF – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

Africa’s new railways risk going the way of the old ones – The Economist – read

SA keen to boost mining ties with DRC – CAJ News – read

Why is there opposition to a dam which could solve Africa’s electricity shortage? –BBC – watch

Making Congo’s mines conflict free – BBC – watch 

4 framing questions for women’s economic empowerment – Sara Mason, Devex –read

Health
Yellow fever – Democratic Republic of the Congo – WHO – read

Conflict
At the crossroads? The scission of the FDLR – Christoph Vogel – read

New long-term support for displaced populations in Africa – The World Bank – read

Elections
The Bishops of Bukavu speak out on peace and DRC elections – Vatican Radio – read

Dem senators call for sanctions on Congo – Alexander Bolton, The Hill – read

Embattled DR Congo opposition leader Katumbi in London: lawyer – AFP – read

Opinion
‘Only democracy can end the violence in DR Congo – Bandi Mbubi, CNN – read

‘How modern slavery is destroying the environment’ – Kevin Bales, CNN – read

Report
Global Slavery Index – Walk Free Foundation – read

Other DRC News
A night out with London’s Sapeurs – Eugene Giorgianni – Al Jazeera – read

Six reasons the intrepid traveler will love the Democratic Republic Of Congo –Zach Johnston, Uproxx – read

2 judo athletes from Congo hope to make refugee Olympic team – Felipe Dana and Renata Brito, AP – read