Showing posts tagged as "DR Congo"

Showing posts tagged DR Congo

16 Sep
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30 Aug
Insight - Getting tough in Congo: can risk pay off for U.N. forces? | Jonny Hogg and Louis Charbonneau
The Force Intervention Brigade has in recent days seen its first real action in an operation to keep rebels away from the city of Goma, near Congo’s border with Rwanda. On Wednesday, one Tanzanian peacekeeper was killed and three other brigade members injured.
Created by the U.N. Security Council earlier this year, the unit represents an aggressive step up for U.N. peacekeeping operations in the region, which for years have been criticized for inaction and failing to protect civilians.
FULL ARTICLE (Reuters)
Photo: US Army Africa/Flickr

Insight - Getting tough in Congo: can risk pay off for U.N. forces? | Jonny Hogg and Louis Charbonneau

The Force Intervention Brigade has in recent days seen its first real action in an operation to keep rebels away from the city of Goma, near Congo’s border with Rwanda. On Wednesday, one Tanzanian peacekeeper was killed and three other brigade members injured.

Created by the U.N. Security Council earlier this year, the unit represents an aggressive step up for U.N. peacekeeping operations in the region, which for years have been criticized for inaction and failing to protect civilians.

FULL ARTICLE (Reuters)

Photo: US Army Africa/Flickr

9 Jul
The DRC is a hornet’s nest SA should not kick | Piers Pigou and Thierry Vircoulon
South Africa’s efforts to foster peace and security have placed it centre stage in some of the continent’s most intractable conflicts.
This is an inevitable result of the quest to promote “African solutions for African problems”.
South Africa’s efforts to foster peace and security have placed it centre stage in some of the continent’s most intractable conflicts.
FULL ARTICLE (City Press)
Photo: hdptcar/Flickr

The DRC is a hornet’s nest SA should not kick | Piers Pigou and Thierry Vircoulon

South Africa’s efforts to foster peace and security have placed it centre stage in some of the continent’s most intractable conflicts.

This is an inevitable result of the quest to promote “African solutions for African problems”.

South Africa’s efforts to foster peace and security have placed it centre stage in some of the continent’s most intractable conflicts.

FULL ARTICLE (City Press)

Photo: hdptcar/Flickr

21 Mar
DR Congo rebel transfer won’t bring peace | Agence France-Presse via Global Post
The transfer to the International Criminal Court of warlord Bosco Ntaganda would be a blow against impunity but will not fundamentally change the situation in eastern DR Congo, analysts say.
Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been in a state of chronic unrest for almost two decades, beset either by war and insurgencies.
"Ntaganda is the symbol of impunity in the region," said Thierry Vircoulon, Central Africa project director at International Crisis Group (ICG).
FULL ARTICLE (Agence France-Presse via Global Post)
Photo: Oxfam International/Flickr

DR Congo rebel transfer won’t bring peace | Agence France-Presse via Global Post

The transfer to the International Criminal Court of warlord Bosco Ntaganda would be a blow against impunity but will not fundamentally change the situation in eastern DR Congo, analysts say.

Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been in a state of chronic unrest for almost two decades, beset either by war and insurgencies.

"Ntaganda is the symbol of impunity in the region," said Thierry Vircoulon, Central Africa project director at International Crisis Group (ICG).

FULL ARTICLE (Agence France-Presse via Global Post)

Photo: Oxfam International/Flickr

19 Mar
Will Bosco Ntaganda’s surrender bring peace to DR Congo? | BBC
By Farouk Chothia
On the retreat in the battlefield, wanted war crimes suspect and Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has raised the white flag, fleeing to Rwanda and handing himself into the US embassy in Kigali.
Known as “the Terminator”, over the last two decades Gen Ntaganda has fought for several rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as well as serving as a general in the Congolese army - and is wanted by the International Criminal Court on allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
It is unclear why he has chosen to surrender to the ICC - or why he chose Washington’s embassy in Rwanda - neither the US nor Rwanda recognise the tribunal, unlike many other states in Africa and Europe.
FULL ARTICLE (BBC)
Photo: Oxfam International/Flickr

Will Bosco Ntaganda’s surrender bring peace to DR Congo? | BBC

By Farouk Chothia

On the retreat in the battlefield, wanted war crimes suspect and Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has raised the white flag, fleeing to Rwanda and handing himself into the US embassy in Kigali.

Known as “the Terminator”, over the last two decades Gen Ntaganda has fought for several rebel groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as well as serving as a general in the Congolese army - and is wanted by the International Criminal Court on allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

It is unclear why he has chosen to surrender to the ICC - or why he chose Washington’s embassy in Rwanda - neither the US nor Rwanda recognise the tribunal, unlike many other states in Africa and Europe.

FULL ARTICLE (BBC)

Photo: Oxfam International/Flickr

18 Mar

Watch Marc-Andre Lagrange, Crisis Group’s Central Africa senior analyst, in Al Jazeera Inside Story’s “Rape in DR Congo: A ‘weapon of war’”. 

11 Jan

Thierry Vircoulon, Directeur du projet Afrique centrale, discute les solutions possibles pour améliorer la crise dans les Kivus. Photo: United Nations Photo/Flickr

30 Aug
Intervention in Eastern Congo a Rising Priority for Activists | AlertNet
Carey L. Biron
As the situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to deteriorate in the wake of an armed rebellion that began in April, some activists have strengthened calls for foreign military intervention.
FULL ARTICLE (AlertNet)
Photo: davehighbury 

Intervention in Eastern Congo a Rising Priority for Activists | AlertNet

Carey L. Biron

As the situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to deteriorate in the wake of an armed rebellion that began in April, some activists have strengthened calls for foreign military intervention.

FULL ARTICLE (AlertNet)

Photo: davehighbury 

29 Aug
Survey Shows Lake Tanganyika’s Oil ‘Potential’ in Tanzania | Voice of America
By Nick Long
An Australian company exploring for oil on the Tanzanian side of Lake Tanganyika says it may target potential areas for drilling in about six months’ time.  The company, Beach Energy, says the lake has the potential for large discoveries and there are clear signs of a working petroleum system on the Congolese side. 
FULL ARTICLE (VOA)
Photo: Worldtraveller/Wikimedia Commons

Survey Shows Lake Tanganyika’s Oil ‘Potential’ in Tanzania | Voice of America

By Nick Long

An Australian company exploring for oil on the Tanzanian side of Lake Tanganyika says it may target potential areas for drilling in about six months’ time.  The company, Beach Energy, says the lake has the potential for large discoveries and there are clear signs of a working petroleum system on the Congolese side. 

FULL ARTICLE (VOA)

Photo: Worldtraveller/Wikimedia Commons

7 Aug
African Leaders Discuss Sending Troops Into DRC | Voice of America 
By Hilary Heuler
KAMPALA — Leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes region are meeting in the Ugandan capital to discuss sending an international force into the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 
FULL ARTICLE (VOA)
Photo: US Army Africa/Flickr

African Leaders Discuss Sending Troops Into DRC | Voice of America

By Hilary Heuler

KAMPALA — Leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes region are meeting in the Ugandan capital to discuss sending an international force into the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 

FULL ARTICLE (VOA)

Photo: US Army Africa/Flickr