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ECI News September 16, 2016


ECI Weekly News for Friday, September 16







 

“Community radios act as a hub for information and dialogue. Even the very existence of such initiatives gives people an agency to speak up.” — Claudia Abreu Lopes, Africa’s Voices. 

Peace
Kinshasa’s street children tell their stories on radio – Didem Tali, Aljazeera – read

Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Thomas Perriello, U.S. Department of State – Press Release – read

More women needed as UN peacekeepers, urge defence chiefs and campaigner Angelina Jolie – Jo Griffin, Thompson Reuters Foundation – read

Economy
All set for Dar, Lubumbashi trade forum next week – Fatma Abdu, The National Newspaper – read

Congo’s copper-export route re-opened after 24-Hour shutdown – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

New school year faces a number of challenges – AFP – read

Partners
Congo to be subject of first refugee lecture Tuesday – Missoulian – read

Anatomy of a partnership: Gates Foundation’s Joe Cerrell on collaboration – Molly Anders, Devex – read

Health
WHO says Angola, Congo yellow fever outbreak under control – Tom Miles, Reuters read

Elections
Congo minister says unity government possible; vote delayed – Saleh Mwanamilongo, AP – read

Compromise could clear path to elections in DRC – William Clowes, Voice of America – read

DRC candidate Moise Katumbi: ‘My track record is there’ – Wendy Bash, Deutsche Welle – read

Gender-based Violence
A life in limbo: ‘There are so many children in the camps born of rapes’ – Didem Tali, New York Times – read

Conflict
Letter to President Obama regarding the Child Soldiers Prevention Act – Human Rights Watch Amnesty International, Child Soldiers International, Humanity United – read

Congo-based militia seizes 10 truckers from Tanzania, Kenya  – AP – read

UN removes south sudan rebels from Congolese wildlife reserve – Eric Ombok, Bloomberg – read

Opinion
United efforts bring peace, trust – Julien Paluku Kahongya, Governor of North Kivu Province – read

Other DRC News
Congolese warlord on hunger strike says he is ‘ready to die’ – Stephanie van den Berg, Reuters – read

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