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A MONUSCO APC is greeted by local residents near the front line in the Beni region where the UN is backing the FARDC in an operation against ADF militia, the 13th of March 2014.   © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti
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The Congo Research Group (CRG) conducted two years of research into the massacres around Beni, interviewing 245 sources, including many perpetrators and eyewitnesses. The report is 93 pages long and worth reading for every sub-clause. For those with limited time, here’s a quick summary, outlining how the Congolese army, Ugandan Islamist

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“We reject any notion of a third dialogue with Kabila!” Was the verdict of Felix Tshisekedi, the leader of the main opposition coalition in the Congo. This is now emerging as the consensus among what is usually a fractious civil society and opposition: no more talking with Kabila. At the

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Since 2013, a mysterious string of mass killings has taken place around Beni, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This startling wave of attacks transformed Beni territory from an area of relative calm into one of the country’s most violent theaters of conflict in a decade. These killings—primarily machete attacks—bring

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In response to Congo Research Group’s report, published July 19, 2017, All the President’s Wealth: The Kabila Family Business, several individuals and companies have issued statements.  We are including those statements below: Nando’s “Nando’s is not operating in the DRC as we exited our franchise agreement in 2011. Please can

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This week Jason talks to Ida Sawyer, Central Africa Director for Human Rights Watch, about the recent unrest, protests, and discuss the recent shifts in civil society, politics, and their effects on a possible transition, elections, and President Kabila’s future. Podcast

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This week, a Board of Inquiry commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General submitted its final report into the murder of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalán, two members of the UN Group of Experts who were assassinated in the Kasai region on March 12, 2017. The report, which is confidential but

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Jason et Patient fêtent le premier anniversaire d’Actualité.cd et parlent de ses réussites et défis. Ensuite, ils font une analyse des manifestations, villes mortes ainsi que les attaques récentes du Bundu dia Kongo. Pour lire nos publications et vous abonner à notre bulletin hebdomadaire, veuillez visiter notre site, www.gecongo.org.

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This week, Jason talks about the trio of reports published recently with Tom Wilson (Bloomberg News), and Pete Jones (Global Witness) and about broader issues facing the DRC around governance and transparency.

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Nous vous fournissons un podcast extra – l’interview fait par Eric Tshikuma, redacteur en chef de www.zoom-eco.net, avec Jason au sujet du rapport du Groupe d’Étude sur le Congo, Richesses du Président: l’Entreprise Familiale des Kabila, disponible ici: congoresearchgroup.org/richesses-du-…dent/?lang=fr

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For the past 20 months, the Congo Research Group has documented the vast and eclectic business portfolio of Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and his family. This report presents our conclusions, based almost entirely on legal documents. They own, either partially or wholly, more than

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