The Catholic Church, one of the few trusted institutions in Congo, has determined that a leading opposition candidate won last week's presidential elections, a senior Western official and a presidential adviser said on Friday. Jason Stearns, Senior Fellow and Director of the Congo Research Group, is interviewed in the New York Times about these developments.
Peacebuilding processes seek to transform the root causes of violence and conflict through social, political, and economic change. In a new article, Riva Kantowitz explores how innovative finance tools like social impact bonds, blended finance, and outcome funds may or may not be well placed to support these processes.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo went to the polls on December 30, 2018 to elect a new president, as well as national and provincial parliamentarians. The polls should mark the first democratic handover of executive power in the country’s history and could either cement or undermine its fledging democratic institutions. Jason Stearns, Senior Fellow and Director of the Congo Research Group answers some of the key questions surrounding the election.
The Task Force on Justice, an initiative of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies will present their report at the World Justice Forum VI in The Hague, defining the opportunity for the justice movement in 2019.
Le Kivu est l'un des territoires qui ont connu le plus d'atrocités depuis la Seconde guerre mondiale. Dans l'Est du Congo-Kinshasa, les guerres, les viols, les maladies ont sans doute fait plusieurs millions de victimes. Certains militent pour qu'un génocide soit reconnu officiellement.