ECI News

ECI News May 13, 2016


“We are also going through hard times in our country but we also want to help our brothers and sisters in Saarland. They help us every time we are in difficulties. That’s why we thought we should not be silent.” — Kambale Kilumbiro Martin

Congolese donate to refugees in Germany – Bettina Rau & Julia Hahn, Deutsche Welle – read

US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict – Edith M. Lederer, AP – read

‘My park rangers protect Congo’s people and ecosystems as war rages all around’ –Emmanuel De Merode, The Guardian – read

“One of the most dangerous jobs” – BBC – watch

The DRC’s coffee might be served at a Starbucks near you – Kaukab Jhumra Smith, USAID Frontlines – read

Congo to select developer for Inga 3 hydropower plant by October – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

Congo state miner says not informed of Freeport’s copper mine sale – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

The guide to the promised land? – The Economist – read

France calls for DR Congo elections after controversial ruling – AFP – read

Top Congo court says Kabila would stay in power if election delayed – Amedee Mwarabu Kiboko, Reuters – read

Congo lurches toward a new crisis as leader tries to crush a rival – Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times – read

Yellow plague – The Economist  read

Virunga’s charcoal cartel – Holly Dranginis, Foreign Affairs – read

Rwanda aids Burundi rebels, North Korea arms Congo – U.N. experts – Michelle Nichols, Reuters – read

UN concerned over regrouping of Ugandan rebels in DR Congo – News Ghana – read

Three Red Cross staff kidnapped in Congo are free: ICRC
 – Marine Pennetier, Reuters – read

Mujyambere’s arrest and the politics of the tackling FDLR – Christoph Vogel – read

Gender-based Violence
Don’t miss the premiere of Gloria Steinem’s ‘WOMAN’ tonight on VICELAND – VICE– watch

Ensler puts her life on stage – Colleen Walsh, Harvard Gazette – read

Interview with Michael Kavanagh – Congo Research Group Podcast – listen

Pact report highlights progress against child labor in mining in Congo – CSR News – read

Report: Nearly 41 million people internally displaced globally – Wayne Lee, Voice of America – read