Next year, governments will agree a new global development framework of breathtaking ambition. But the real test of governments’ commitment isn’t the loftiness of the goals. It’s what they’re prepared to do to reach them.
Les FARDC et la Monusco ont lancé le samedi 13 décembre des opérations conjointes contre les rebelles ougandais des ADF actifs dans le territoire de Beni (Nord-Kivu). Selon des sources du commandement de l’opération militaire « Sokola 1 », l’objectif de cette offensive est de neutraliser totalement cette rébellion.
Plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) army and UN peacekeepers to again take on one of the oldest insurgencies in the country have sparked concern for civilian populations and raised questions about the wisdom of the operation, set to take place in early 2015.
International crisis management does not evolve in a linear or rational fashion. It develops in fits and starts, almost always in response to specific shocks. Just as the Rwandan genocide and Srebrenica massacre reshaped United Nations peacekeeping in the 1990s, forcing the U.N.
Within the 2,300 pages of Dodd-Frank is one small section that requires companies that buy minerals from Congo to certify whether those minerals are financing armed groups. The idea was to help end the atrocities that armed groups were committing. Outside of Capitol Hill, pressure to do something came in the form of campaigns on campuses, Facebook and YouTube to hold cellphone companies and computer makers accountable.
Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition parties are united in their demands that President Joseph Kabila should not stay in power when his term ends in 2016 but personal rivalries and infighting are hobbling efforts to mount an effective campaign.
Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila announced the formation of a new government on Sunday in a shake-up apparently aimed at broadening his political base ahead of a possible constitutional showdown.