DR Congo
A call to the people: If capitalism is to be fought, it has to be fought in the DRC 

The mineral-rich eastern provinces of the DRC have been repeatedly invaded and attacked by proxy forces known to be backed by Rwanda and Uganda, both key allies of US interests in the region

Why do rebel militias continue to kill in the Congo?

In a recent incident, the M23 rebel group has been accused of killing at least 300 civilians by the Congolese government. Kambale Musavuli from Centre for Research on the Congo traces the history of this rebel group.

“After two decades of war, the Congolese people are saying enough is enough”: M23 and war-making in the Congo

Peoples Dispatch spoke to Congolese activist and researcher Kambale Musavuli about the latest offensive of the M23 rebel group in the eastern part of the DRC and the broader history of proxy warfare in the region.

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Violence against health workers in the DRC continues

The escalating armed conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is exacerbating the humanitarian and health situation in the region

The waters are running red in Africa’s Great Lakes region – a war is raging we can’t ignore any longer

Resources like cobalt, copper, lithium, and the trees of the rainforest continue to be exploited by the rest of the world despite the carnage that has afflicted Africa’s Great Lakes for the past 30 years

For peace in the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda must be brought to justice

Kambale Musavuli talks about the first installment of reparations that Uganda has paid to the Democratic Republic of Congo for war crimes and atrocities in the 90s. He also explains why the process of ensuringjustice is far from complete

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Belgium returns remains of assassinated Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba but what about justice?

Belgium has returned a gold crowned tooth of Patrice Lumumba to his family. However, activists point out that there has been no accountability or justice for his brutal assassination following a western-backed coup in 1961

Dispatches from the Congo: What will come of the attempts to hold Dan Gertler accountable?

This deal allows DRC to recover Gertler’s mining assets in exhange for dropping their lawsuits against the controversial Israeli billionaire. Who is Dan Gertler and how much do we really know about this deal?

Dispatches from the Congo: The rise and rise of Dan Gertler

From officials in the US administration to the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, Gertler was able to rally powerful allies to speak on his behalf.

Dispatches from the Congo: The truth behind US claims of ISIS presence

Recently, the US declared the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) as a terrorist organization in connection with their links to ISIS.

Dispatches from the Congo: Italian ambassador assassinated

Kambale Musavuli from the Centre for Research on the Congo talks about why the killings don’t stop in the DRC.

Dispatches from the Congo: When the US came calling

Kambale Musavuli from the Centre for Research on the Congo talks about the recent visit of two AFRICOM officials to the DRC and the agenda presented by the delegation.