Ebola Outbreak Couldn’t Have Come at a Worse Time for DRC

May 21, 2018

The most recent Ebola outbreak is only the tip of the iceberg of problems faced by the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the conflict-ridden nation has been hit by an outbreak of Ebola. As it is not the first...

DRC Violence: This Time It’s Different

Mar 16, 2018

Should the DRC slip back into the kind of conflict that characterized the previous war, the intervening years of peace will become nothing more than a footnote in a bloody history. For years now, we’ve been seeing headlines about violence and unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But a...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Be “Prepared”

Jan 04, 2018

From the DRC to Iran, should we prepare ourselves for the “death of the king”? Joseph Kabila, the president of the somewhat Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), appears increasingly allergic to the idea of elections contained in the nation’s constitution. The government’s allergic...

DRC: Once Again Africa’s Next Tinderbox?

Jun 30, 2017

Just how much can the country take before unravelling? Congolese security forces and a militia battling them have killed more than 3,000 people in the central province of Kasai since October 2016, according to a staggering new report from Congo’s Catholic Church released on June 20. The...

Looking for Peace on a Forgotten Island in DRC

Nov 15, 2016

An island on Lake Kivu provides a sanctuary from war in the region. It only takes one hour to reach the island of Idjwi by speedboat that sails between two of the main cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) South Kivu region, Goma and Bukavu. The lush green landscapes and relaxed,...