Eastern Congo: Conflict Persists as Stakeholders Seek Resolution

Amidst continuing violence by a number of active militias in North and South Kivu, most notably the M23, experts say leaders in Kinshasa, Kigali and the rest of the region must work together to implement a sustainable conflict-resolution strategy for lasting peace.

A displaced Congolese man sits in a classroom of the Katoyi primary school being used by displaced people for shelter in Masisi territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu province on June 4, 2012.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Eastern Congo - Why Stabilisation Failed (press release)

    International Crisis Group, 4 October 2012

    Since Bosco Ntaganda's mutiny in April 2012 and the creation of the 23 March rebel movement (M23), violence has returned to the Kivus. This crisis shows that today's problems are ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Call to Implement Peace Agreements in North Kivu

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 5 October 2012

    Experts have called on donors and the international community to exert pressure on governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda to stop the escalation of ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Nights in Goma Get Bloody

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 3 October 2012

    For the past two weeks, nights in North Kivu's capital have been anything but restful. Armed attacks and murders are terrorizing the DR Congo city. By day, a witch hunt for the ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  AU Urges Stability in East DRC

    The Independent, 4 October 2012

    The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) recently welcomed efforts by Member States and the Executive Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Conflict in the Kivus - A Broad Church Against the War

    ThinkAfricaPress, 5 October 2012

    In the Second Congolese War, the local Catholic Church was accused of infighting and dividing society. This time, with conflict returning, they hope to do things differently. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Rwanda - From Victim to Perpetrator of Genocide (analysis)

    Fahamu, 4 October 2012

    Paul Kagame has presided over the plunder of DR Congo's mineral wealth to consolidate Tutsi hegemony in Kigali. Now with the support of his powerful western allies, Kagame is ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  The Case for Rwanda - Injustice Won't Be Tolerated (column)

    News of Rwanda, 5 October 2012

    Amid a barrage of hostile international headlines and donor indication that funding is going to be tied to how events play out in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda is ... read more »

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