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Political Deadlock in the Democratic Republic of Congo

June 26, 2017

By Dimitrios Michail Perdikoulis On 17 May 2017, over 4000 inmates escaped from Makala prison in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while 70 convicts fled from another prison in south-western DRC a few days later. In the preceding months, the European Union (EU) and the United States (USA) have imposed targeted … Continue reading “Political Deadlock in the Democratic Republic of Congo”


Britain, Rwanda, and the DRC: Using aid for diplomatic aims.

January 3, 2013

By Katie Cornish In July, the UN released an interim report alleging Rwandan government support to the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The UK, Rwanda’s largest bilateral donor, withheld scheduled budget support, with Prime Minister Cameron setting out conditions for resumed aid. A few months later, Andrew Mitchell released the funds on … Continue reading “Britain, Rwanda, and the DRC: Using aid for diplomatic aims.”


The invisible men: wartime sexual violence against males

December 22, 2012

By Justyna Maciejczak In January 2009 Jean Paul – son of a wealthy Congolese businessman – was abducted by one of many rebel groups operating in the territory of DRC. On the first night of his captivity he was raped 11 times. The rapes continued over the next few days. On the ninth day Jean … Continue reading “The invisible men: wartime sexual violence against males”


Breaking news: M23 Rebels capture Goma

November 20, 2012

By Fred Robarts For the past few days, I have been glued to Twitter  for updates on the situation in Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu in eastern Congo. According to the latest reports, the Congolese national army has now retreated from the city, leaving it in the hands of the Rwandan-backed M23 rebel … Continue reading “Breaking news: M23 Rebels capture Goma”


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