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U.K., Netherlands Suspend Millions in Aid to Rwanda

Two major European donors have announced suspension or delay of aid disbursements to the government of Rwanda, marking the first financial indication that Rwanda may be losing some of its European allies. The Dutch government announced today its suspension of 5 million euros, or approximately $6.18 million, in aid to Rwanda. The United Kingdom has also decided to delay 16 million pounds, or approximately $25.16 million, originally earmarked for Kigali, pending a decision about whether Rwanda has met aid conditions.  Read More »

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Stand for Congo: Smart, Strategic Approaches for Progress in the D.R.C.

Aug 1 2012 6:30 pm
Aug 1 2012 8:30 pm
America/New York

 

Learn from Congo experts about the future of development in the D.R.C., and bid on featured art from the Congo and other African countries.

With a focus on women and children, the event features an expert panel of speakers, including Enough's Raise Hope for Congo campaign manager JD Stier.

Location: Busboys and Poets (map)
2021 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

 

Faith Amid the Rising Conflict in Eastern Congo

Faith, for many in eastern Congo, is a source of hope in an environment where optimism is often in short supply. Many Congolese consider faith communities to be among the few trusted institutions in a society (and a government) rife with corruption.  Read More »

Minnesota Town of Edina Pledges to Prioritize Conflict-free Electronics

The Minneapolis suburb of Edina recently became the third city in the United States to adopt legislation to avoid purchasing electronics that perpetuate the conflict in eastern Congo. Edina high school activist Tara Mohtadi wrote this guest blog post about her student group’s advocacy victory.  Read More »

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Congo and Rwanda Agree to Coordinate a Neutral International Patrol Force

Congolese President Joseph Kabila and Rwandan President Paul Kagame held a one-on-one meeting last Sunday to discuss the recent deterioration of security along the border between their two countries. The presidents, with the backing of the regional International Conference of the Great Lakes Region, or ICGLR, agreed in principal to a number of steps to resolve the crisis in eastern Congo, including the creation of a neutral international force that would patrol their borders and act as a counter force against militias operating in the area, such as the M23, the FDLR, and any other destabilizing forces.  Read More »

Ethnic Violence Erupts in Eastern Congo City Amid Increased Militarization

Simmering ethnic tensions and frustrations over yet another war and devastation led to a series of attacks and assaults against Rwandaphone-looking people in Goma this week.  Read More »

U.S. Envoy Visits Africa’s Great Lakes Amid Controversy Over Rwandan Support to Rebels in Congo

Amid new evidence of Rwandan support for the rebellion across the border in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Rutshuru territory, revealed by the United Nations Group of Experts, U.S. Special Advisor to the Great Lakes Barrie Walkley visited the region.  Read More »

ICC Delivers First Sentence: 14 Years for Congolese Warlord Lubanga

The International Criminal Court handed down a sentence today in the first trial before the tribunal, giving Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga 14 years behind bars in The Hague. Lubanga will serve eight years, given that the judges took into account that he has been in the custody of the court and Congolese authorities for six.  Read More »

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