Loot of natural resoures in Congo
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: 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.

Researchers, activists to remember Congolese revolutionary Patrice Lumumba

On the 60th anniversary of his assassination, activists and researchers from across the African continent will discuss the legacy of Lumumba today

How today’s crisis in the Congo began

Despite the country having rich mineral deposit, most of the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo live in extreme poverty. However, a new generation of youth are determined to overcome this contradiction and break the culture of plunder.

Congolese defy Kabila in polls but doubts remain over winner’s mandate

Felix Tshisekedi was declared the president of DR Congo, having won 4% more votes than his nearest rival Martin Fayulu, who had the edge in opinion polls. The candidate of outgoing president Joseph Kabila came third