Democratic Republic of the Congo

Basics
0 New film investigates Rwanda’s controversial leader

The legacy and impact of Paul Kagame on Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region of central Africa has come under greater scrutiny in the past few years. The divisive debate pits the supporters who say he has transformed the small nation against opponents who decry the human rights abuses carried…

Human Rights
0 Searching for Truth About Rape in DR Congo

Victims of sexual violence, Kivu clinic 2010Flickr, andre thiel What really happened in a village near Luvungi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in August 2010? At least 200 fighters from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and the Mayi Mayi Sheka looted homes, committed rapes and abducted hundreds.  387…

World Politics
0 Mixed Reactions to the DR Congo Peace Deal

In Ethiopia, 11 countries signed a “Peace Framework Agreement” intended to marshall regional support for conflict resolution in restive eastern Congo. Mark Goldberg of UN Dispatch interviews Prof Laura Seay, Assistant Professor of poli sci at Morehouse College on the prospects of this newest push.