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ECI News October 7, 2016


ECI Weekly News for Friday, September 7







 

“What I’m doing really is not only to treat women — their body, [but] also to fight for their own right, to bring them to be autonomous, and, of course, to support them psychologically. And all of this is a process of healing so women can regain their dignity.” — Dr. Denis Mukwege

Partners
A doctor who treats rape survivors is shortlisted for Nobel Peace Prize – Jackson Sinnenberg, NPR – read

Economy
DR Congo to publish land deals in bid to gain public trust – Temesghen Debesai, Reuters – read

Congo backs billionaire Gertler after Och-Ziff allegations – Thomas Wilson, Franz Wild, Jesse Riseborough, Bloomberg – read

Tanzania, Congo sign deal for joint oil exploration in Lake Tanganyika – Reuters – read

Congo cement factory to boost national production four-fold – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

Gender-based Violence
Supporting SGBV survivors in DR Congo – UNFPA – read

Elections
Shift in U.S. Congo policy leaves Kabila exposed – Reuters – read

France says time to act on Congo, EU sanctions possible – John Irish, Reuters – read

DRC opposition takes hard line against Kabila extending term – William Clowes, Voice of America – read

Congo leader says political talks crucial for nation’s stability – Helen Nyambura-Mwaura, Bloomberg – read

Congo commission expects presidential vote delay to Dec 2018 – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

Conflict
DR Congo: Protect civilians in Beni from attack – Human Rights Watch – read

Fate of South Sudanese rebels in DR Congo hangs in the balance – Daniel Finnan, RFI – read

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

Une bataille électorale périlleuse – Congo Research Group – read