DR Congo

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CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

CURRENT SITUATION

The security and humanitarian situation in eastern Congo improved following the surrender of the M23 rebels in November 2013; however, many rebel groups remain and there is now a resurgence of violence… CONTINUE


RECENT NEWS AND REPORTS

HIGHLIGHT: The Security Challenges of Pastoralism in Central Africa. ICG. April 1 2014
Surrendered rebels starve in transit camp. Oct 1 2014.
The Threat President Kabila won’t go.  Aug 2014.
Military Offensives Reduce Number of Armed Groups. April 10, 2014.
50,000 displaced due to violence in Katanga province. April 5, 2014.
World Bank approves $73 million for controversial Inga Hydro Project. March 20, 2014.
UN Drops Biased Duo From Group of Experts On DRC. March 19 2014.
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BACKGROUND TO THE CONFLICT

At the 1885 Berlin Conference, King Leopold II of Belgium is officially granted personal ownership of the Congo Free State, including its enormous natural resources. After his ruthless and cruel practices come to light, the Government of Belgium takes control from King Leopold and re-names its colony, the Belgian Congo. The country becomes independent on June 30, 1960… CONTINUE

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