Deux ans après la signature de l’accord-cadre d’Addis-Abeba pour la paix et la sécurité en RDC, le coordonnateur national du mécanisme de suivi de cet accord, affirme que la RDC a réalisé la majeure partie de ses engagements.

Lit l'article entier et ecoutez au dialogue par Radio Okapi Bilan de la mise en oeuvre de l’accord-cadre d’Addis-Abeba

Mar 10, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa

The government soldiers manning an outpost high above the town of Kashuga have a panoramic view of the hills and valleys of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, home to hundreds of Rwandan Hutu rebels their government has promised to crush.

Read the full Reuters article Slow start revives doubts about Congo campaign against Rwandan rebels

Mar 22, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa

Jason Stearns along with 22 organizations and various individuals who advocate for peace in the DRC and the entire Great Lakes Region of Africa signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to appoint a new, high-level Special Envoy to continue the great work of Senator Feingold.

Read the full Enough Project letter Coalition Sign-On for Appointment of New Special Envoy for Great Lakes Region and DRC

May 03, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa

Congolese government security agents are cracking down on pro-democracy activists and sympathetic U.S. diplomats, raising concerns about the intentions of President Joseph Kabila who is due to relinquish control of a country with a history of heavy-handed rule.

Read the full Wall Street Journal article Congo Escalates Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Activists

May 19, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa

Earlier this month, Kenya suspended the licenses of 13 Somali money transfer agencies operating in Nairobi in a bid to limit funding to al-Shabab militants. In an email interview, Sarah Hearn, CIC associate director and senior fellow, discussed the role of remittances in Somalia’s economy.

Read the full World Politcs Review inteview Suspending Money Transfers to Somalia Hurts the Poor, Not Terrorists

Apr 21, 2015
Sarah Hearn

As Tuareg rebels said they were not ready to sign a planned peace deal with the government on Wednesday, towns like this in desperately poor north Mali hold clues to what greater autonomy in this region would be like.

Read the full Thompson Reuters Foundation article As peace deal looms, rebels still control parts of north Mali

Apr 14, 2015
Richard Gowan
Sub-Saharan Africa
United Nations

Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) is about to step down as U.S. Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa. At a time when the Obama administration’s foreign policy appears frustrated in the Middle East and stymied in Eastern Europe, Feingold has played an important role for the U.S. government in addressing one of the world’s worst human rights and humanitarian crises. The Obama administration needs to keep the momentum going.

Mar 06, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa

Flying into Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the early days of 2015, foreign diplomats could be excused for being disoriented. The news in the international press was focused on an impending offensive against Rwandan rebels in the east of the country, an area to which the United Nations peacekeeping mission––the largest in the world––had just relocated most of its troops and staff.

Mar 02, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa
United Nations

Rwanda, once a byword for peacekeeping disasters after the 1994 genocide, today plays a disproportionate role in regional efforts to prevent conflict and protect civilians.

Read the full All Africa article Africa's Unlikely Protectors

Feb 01, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa
United Nations

Protests that blocked a reform which could have extended Congo President Joseph Kabila’s rule have exposed deep rifts in his ruling coalition and galvanized opposition, increasing the chance of further unrest ahead of elections due next year.

Read the full Zambia Reports article Kabila’s Attempt at Life President for Congo Blocked

Jan 28, 2015
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa

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