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Bloomberg cited the "Inga III: Kept in the Dark" report by the Congo Research Group and Resource Matters.

The article mentions the report's revelation of a letter exchanged between the Chinese consortium and Congolese agency responsible for the project, after the parties involved in the construction failed to agree on the shares each would receive.

Oct 27, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Inga III Dam

In this new report, Resource Matters and the Congo Research Group tell the story of the negotiations around the world's largest hydroelectric site, the Inga III Dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The report argues that there is currently no guarantee that the Congolese population will benefit from the electricity generated by the planned power plant.

Oct 28, 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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  • Inga III Dam

    In this new report, Resource Matters and the Congo Research Group tell the story of the negotiations around the world's largest hydroelectric site, the Inga III Dam project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The report argues that there is currently no guarantee that the Congolese population will benefit from the electricity generated by the planned power plant.

    Oct 28, 2019
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  • 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?

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    This paper presents a philosophical and conceptual model to determine the South African (SA) Army’s approach to future operations and war. In the pursuit of understanding the SA Army deployment strategy, ‘how do we fight’, this paper suggests an experimental model comprised of two concepts, an SA Army Capstone Concept (SAACC) and an SA Army Future Operating Concept (SAAFOC). This model is benchmarked with the concepts applied by other international armies in their determination of future operating contexts and conditions.

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