DR Congo
Thousands forced to flee in DRC’s North Kivu province as M23 attacks intensify

Attacks by the Rwanda-backed M23 has led to another wave of mass displacement in the province of North Kivu. The rebel group has tried to make advances towards the provincial capital of Goma, attacking the town of Sake which lies just 25 kilometers away.

Controversies and fraud marred the elections in DR Congo

Congolese activist Kambale Musavuli speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the recent electoral process in the DRC and what the results mean for its future

As the DRC holds another election, the fight of the Congolese people is still for liberation

44 million people were eligible to cast their votes in the presidential and parliamentary elections in the DRC on December 20. The vote has been held amid an intensification of violence in the mineral-rich eastern provinces, leaving millions displaced.

7 million displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo as M23 attacks continue

Mass displacement reaches record levels as M23, a proxy force backed by Rwanda, continues its offensive in the eastern provinces of the DRC in violation of a ceasefire

For peace in the Congo, US and UK must hold their allies accountable

Kambale Musavuli talks about the rising anger against the presence of foreign forces in the Congo and how for a sustainable political solution, the US and the UK must hold their allies Rwanda and Uganda to account

Demands for justice grow after 56 people killed in protest against foreign forces in the DRC

Congolese forces killed 56 people in the city of Goma during a protest against the presence of UN and EAC armed forces in the region. The eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri have been under a state of siege amid a resurgence of attacks by the Rwanda-backed M23

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Are DRC-China ties set to see an uptick?

Despite a policy pursued since the beginning of his mandate that does not put the interests of the people first, the Congolese president, by returning from his stay in China with several agreements, has taken a step that demonstrates that he has made a sovereign choice for the country: to negotiate with a major Southern power

It’s not military force but an end to impunity that can bring peace to the Congo

Kambale Musavuli talks about the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the discovery of mass graves in North Kivu, in Eastern DRC. He also explains why the solutions proposed by the East African Community do not have much of a chance of working

As yet another ceasefire fails in the DRC, what lies ahead for the Congolese people?

During a visit to the DRC last week, the UN Security Council stated that it “no longer needed to be demonstrated” that Rwanda was backing the M23. The rebel group has continued to make advances in North Kivu as multiple ceasefires mediated by regional mechanisms have failed

What will it take to stop the rebel violence in DR Congo?

Despite multiple agreements and negotiations calling for the rebel group M23 to stop their hostilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has continued to be on the offensive

Why are the Congolese in DRC protesting Macron?

Kambale Musavuli of the Centre for Research on the Congo explains why the Congolese are protesting French president Macron’s visit and the role of France in the country and the larger region.

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Fresh protests break out in Congo against UN and East African forces; anger grows over M23 advance

At least eight people were killed by UN forces in the North Kivu province on February 7. The DRC is witnessing renewed protests against the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) and the East African Community (EAC) regional forces