News from the DRC and our Partners
June 29, 2018 Human Rights Watch calls on "concerned governments and regional bodies to increase pressure on President Joseph Kabila... to take urgent steps to enable free and fair elections before year's end."
Read Amnesty International's 2016/17 Report on the Democratic Republic of Congo, along with articles detailing crackdowns on freedom of expression, use of child labor in mining, and more.
Read this interview with the Congolese President Joseph Kabila in Der Spiegel by Batholomäus Grill and Susanne Koelbl. Photos by Daniel Etter.
Read this article from Newsweek by Connor Gaffey about the ramifications of the death of two U.N. workers in the DRC earlier this year.
Read this article by Anjan Sundaram in the New York Times on the current president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and issues facing the country.
Political tensions in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose throughout 2016 as President Joseph Kabila made clear he had no intention of relinquishing power at the end of his term. His attempts to change the constitution and to delay elections were met with civilian protests and international sanctions. Kabila’s last legitimate day in office was both hoped-for and feared. Would he step down?