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ECI News September 30, 2016

ECI Weekly News for Friday, September 30


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ECI Weekly News for Friday, September 30

For the last 25 years, agriculture [in the DRC] hasn’t been a business. An entire generation has thought of it as subsistence...” — Baraka Kasali, Eastern Congo Initiative. 

How hybrid seeds could help the mountain gorillas of Congo – Amy Yee, NPR ‘Goats & Soda’ – read

Handmade wooden vehicle, the pride of DRC, keeps country running – Ley Uwera, Big News Network – read

Congo raises key rate to 7% to check inflation, defend Franc – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg – read

Gender-based Violence
UN-backed committee launches guides to assist aid workers in curbing sexual exploitation – UN News Center – read

DRC: Mobile courts deliver justice to remote areas – Katya Cengel, Aljazeera – read

Congo to hold vote in 2018 at earliest, electoral body says – Amogelang Mbatha, Bloomberg – read

An outburst of violence becomes a bargaining chip for the opposition – The Economist – read

Interview with US Special Envoy Tom Perriello – Jason Stearns – listen

Jihadis in Congo? Probably not. – Kristof Titeca, Washington Post – read

What it takes to make a conflict-free smartphone – Thomas Wilson, Bloomberg read

WFP Democratic Republic of Congo Country Brief, August 2016 – World Food Programme – read

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, protecting and empowering albino children in schools – UN Children’s Fund – read

Other DRC News
Surviving the pop apocalypse: A lesson from Congolese pop music – Morgan Greenstreet, PRI – read