New Internationalist

Congo, Democratic Republic of

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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

Peacekeeping forces fail to protect Congolese

As the LRA terrorizes the DRC, the UN’s mandate expires

Filed in: Conflict Congo, Democratic Republic of UN

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