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A recent article about the fight against Ebola in Nature references a recent report that CIC's Congo Research Group published with Human Rights Watch. As the story notes, "around 1,900 civilians have been massacred in North and South Kivu in the past three years and another 3,300 people have been abducted," according to CRG's report, and the ongoing conflict is one of the root causes behind the continuing spread of the Ebola virus.

Sep 01, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa

Sagal Abshir, CIC Non-Resident Fellow and former Somali government advisor, consultant, and researcher features on the first episode of the Carnegie Corporation's new Peacebuilders podcast, Evolving Ethnicities. 

 
May 03, 2018
Sagal Abshir
Sub-Saharan Africa
Peace and Security

by Antonio Garcia

Sep 28, 2017
Antonio Garcia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Peace and Security
United Nations
Kumalo, Lucey, Transitional Justice

The African Union is mandated to help South Sudan to ensure accountability for past human rights abuses through the establishment of a hybrid court. This mandate is derived from the Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan, signed in 2015. The agreement also makes provision for a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing and a Compensation and Reparation Authority. In the face of continued violence in South Sudan, how can the African Union assist in enabling an effective transitional justice strategy for the country?

Oct 09, 2017
Liezelle Kumalo, Amanda Lucey
Sub-Saharan Africa
Peace and Security

Jason Stearns, CIC Senior Fellow, chaired a Human Rights Workshop titled, "Congo Past and Present: Reflections on Rights-Based Advocacy After Twenty Years of Conflict" on Thursday September 28 at the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale University School of Law.

Sep 28, 2017
Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa

Joseph Kabila, like Mobutu Sese Seko before him, has used his position as Democratic Republic of Congo president to amass wealth for himself and his family. Unfortunately democracy hasn’t changed the equation that political power has been the road to self-enrichment. As new political elites have come to the fore, the race to fill their personal coffers has been accompanied by little redistribution of wealth by the government, scant investment in infrastructure, job creation or social services.

Aug 13, 2017
Shannon Ebrahim, Jason Stearns
Sub-Saharan Africa
Crises

For many generations, people of different religions can live side by side in peace. Then those same religions become the basis for violent conflict, neighbor turning on neighbor. Why? Can it be prevented? Can the conflict be peacefully resolved? How?

Jul 13, 2017
Dickinson College, Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob
Sub-Saharan Africa
Peace and Security

Violent extremism is caused by an avowed identity derived from strong religious beliefs and a strong in-group membership that stigmatizes and dehumanizes other groups and beliefs.

Jul 13, 2017
Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob
Sub-Saharan Africa
Peace and Security

In mid-March, armed men walked Michael J. Sharp and Zaida Catalán through the savanna in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region, sat them down and shot them. A low-resolution video captured the executions. Mr. Sharp, an American, and Ms. Catalán, a Swede, were United Nations sanctions monitors, charged with finding out who was responsible for human rights abuses and supporting armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Jun 14, 2017
Jason Stearns, Ida Sawyer
Sub-Saharan Africa

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