ECI News

ECI News September 2, 2016

 

“In five years, Goma can be the second best city in the DRC. Goma people have that mentality..” — Bishweka Vanny, Hotel owner, Goma

Economy
The Goma paradox – Miriam Berger, Roads and Kingdoms – read

Congo palm-oil startup sees Growth opportunity in restive east – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

From darkness to brightness – Filip Vanhouttem, Worldfolio – read

Partners
Natural wonders in a renewed Congo – Tom Downey, Wall Street – read

Congolese obstetrician to receive 13th Seoul Peace Prize – KBS World Radio – read

Health
Remote Congo town gets water on tap for first time in a generation – in pictures – Nathanael Hollands, The Guardian – read

‘Not out of the woods yet’ in yellow fever outbreak in Angola, Congo: WHO – Stephanie Nebehav, Reuters – read

New mobility for people living with disability in DRC – Simone Schlindwein, Deutsche Welle – read

Gender-based Violence
Women’s groups call on UN to end violence in Congo – Nobel Women’s Institute –read

Conflict
Mystery killers spread terror, fuel tensions in East Congo – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

Democratic Republic of Congo: Inside Camp Garlic, a stronghold of ADF militia –MSN – watch 

Elections
DR Congo summit to avoid poll chaos opens despite no-shows – AFP – read

Clashes erupt in DR Congo ahead of crunch talks – Bienvenu-Marie Bakumanya, Yahoo News – read

Congo bishops help facilitate talks between government, opposition – National Catholic Recorder – read

DRC: Release of pro-democracy activists cause for celebration – Amnesty International – read

Report
Between ‘Justice’ and ‘Injustice’: Justice populaire in the Eastern DR Congo –London School of Economics – read

African Coffee – IACO – read

Opinion
Harvesting Hope: Designing for trust and engagement in eastern Congo – Paul Bennett, National Geographic – read

Other DRC News
Clashing over conservation: saving Congo’s forest and its Pygmies – Marine Gauthier, The Guardian – read