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UN Midterm report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

During the period under review, the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo —FARDC) conducted military operations against several armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo during a breakdown in military cooperationbetween the Government and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

Democracy and Electoral reforms: Raising awareness for the upcoming general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo

presenterFrom 24 August to 04 September 2015, CDHD held a workshop on electoral reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Participants expressed their views on possible constitutional reforms that may "legalise" a third term for the sitting president. Please discover some key issues of the discussions

Report of the UN Secretary-General on the DRC

In June 2015, the UN General Secretary released a report on major developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The report also contains challenges on the organisation of elections and the improvement of the state of democracy and human rights. It appears that the DRC needs to make enough efforts to overcome political disagreements that hold back the country and should avoid unrealistic electoral agendas that are delaying the electoral process.  

Newly appointed U.S. Special Envoy makes inaugural trip to the Great Lakes Region of Africa

In the DRC, where the United States is the largest bilateral donor, the Special Envoy visited the capital of Kinshasa in the west and Goma in the eastern province of North-Kivu. In Kinshasa, the Special Envoy met with representatives of the Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante (National Independent Electoral Commission) and other governmental institutions. During these meetings, the Special Envoy reaffirmed that the United States’ top regional priorities are presidential elections and the respect of constitutions.


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Milicia's threats in the Katanga province since 2011



Repetition of killings in Beni. Civilians claim protection



500,000 people displaced by war in Katanga since 2014



The DRC: From 11 to 26 provinces since June 2015