New Internationalist

Congo, Democratic Republic of

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A reason for hope in war-torn eastern DRC

Fergus Simpson visits a hospital helping Congolese women and children recover from conflict-related trauma and violence.

Filed in: Africa Children Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of Women

Is Africa’s ‘resource nationalism’ just big business as usual?

John Childs argues that the rhetoric is just a cover for a bias towards the interests of neo-liberal, foreign investment.

Filed in: Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of Oil

Clickbait and stereotypes: media coverage of the DR Congo

Virgil Hawkins decries the media’s ease of conscience when it comes to attracting readers.

Filed in: Congo, Democratic Republic of Media

‘My father is my inspiration’

The family of a murdered human rights defender in the DRC talks to Sian Griffiths about the legacy of Pascal Kabungulu.

Filed in: Activism Congo, Democratic Republic of Human Rights Women

Natural resources used as weapons

As the violence in the DRC worsens, the campaign to end illegal mining is growing, writes Bandi Mbubi.

Filed in: Congo, Democratic Republic of Human Rights

Meet Congolese youth activist Natasha Makengo

Amy Hall speaks to the 25-year-old activist, scientist and artist, who uses all three tools at every opportunity.

Filed in: Activism Congo, Democratic Republic of Youth

Why do some conflicts get more media coverage than others?

Nick Harvey considers the role – and the agenda – of the global media in making the news.

Filed in: Africa Conflict Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of Côte d'Ivoire Media Race Society Violence War and Peace

A voice for the voiceless in DRC

In her third and final instalment from the Congo, Erin Byrnes talks to journalists championing untold stories, despite working in a conflict zone.

Filed in: Congo, Democratic Republic of Human Rights Women

Is the UN doing enough to keep peace in the Congo?

In the second of a three-part series from DRC, Erin Byrnes looks at the role of the UN mission in the region: vital guardians or toothless watchdogs?

Filed in: Congo, Democratic Republic of Rwanda War and Peace

The shoe-sellers of Bukavu

In the first of a three-part series from eastern Congo, Erin Marie Byrnes meets enterprising women trading in second-hand stilettos, pumps and booties.

Filed in: Congo, Democratic Republic of Women

Mining corruption: mugging on an international scale

A group of international activists aim to shine a spotlight on dodgy mining deals with a string of actions starting this month. Jamie Kelsey-Fry reports.

Filed in: Congo, Democratic Republic of Human Rights Mining United Kingdom

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