ECI News

ECI News September 9, 2016

“The recent crisis … recalls the necessity of working to diversify the economy in order to reduce its dependence on the extractive sector.” — DRC Finance Ministry

Economy
Move over, Manila? Congo call centre gives glimpse of what might be – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

Congo copper output to fall 1.7 pct in 2016 – chamber of mines – Aaron Ross, Reuters – read

Peace
The Democratic Republic of Congo endorses the Safe Schools Declaration – Norway Mission to Geneva – read

Health
Emergency cholera vaccination campaign set to begin in DRC – Lisa Schlein, Voice of America – read

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Living with dignity, in solidarity – Medicines sans Frontieres – read

Elections
Congo elections unlikely until mid-2017 – Nick Long, Voice of America – read

Take or walk? Navigating competing imperitvies – Jason Stearns, Congo Research Group – read

US envoy to Great Lakes Region to engage DRC’s political dialogue group – Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban, US Department of State – read

National dialogue in Democratic Republic of Congo: Canada calls on all parties to resolve political impasse – Press Release – read

Conflict
UN firefighters under threat in DRC – Nick Long, Voice of America – read

Report
50 million kids have fled their homes; “people just like you” – Pamela Falk, CBS – read

Other DRC News
Hunting pushes Eastern gorillas close to extinction: – Alister Doyle, Reuters – read