The intensity of the fighting between the Congolese army and the militiaman of the Alliance des Patriotes pour un Congo Libre et Souverain (APCLS), that is collaborating with the militiaman Nyatura since 2006, has caused a harmful impact on women and girls from the territory of Masis, Nord Kivu. Those misdoings include rape and sexual violence as well as displacements far away from their villages and fields.

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Men in South Kivu recently gathered to advocate for the cause of women and girls to support all actions that put an end to the various forms of violence towards them. The support was given at the official launch of the ‘V-men Congo’ – movement that took place 7 March 2014 in the Bodega-room in Bukavu.

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The access of women to justice remains glaring problem in Shabunda. Customary courts handle different issues linked to breaches in the villages. Customs and local institutions are not  protect women. Like result, women do not know who to turn to claim their rights. This area has recently benefited from the construction of a police court, built in Shabunda center. Continue reading


Controversial, the new press law makes waves to Brussels, the seat of the European institutions. Indeed, Amnesty International organized an action on May 31 at the Embassy of Burundi in Brussels. Concerned, this new press law, considered draconian, currently on the table in Burundi.

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The Rotary Club of Londonderry in partnership with the University of Ulster’s International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), is hosting an International Peace Conference from 24th – 26th May 2013. The Forum is the culmination of Rotary’s year of Peace through Service, Continue reading


The vice president of civil society in North Kivu, Omar Kavota, denounced Tuesday, May 21, the presence of Rwandan soldiers alongside rebels in clashes M23 which oppose the Congolese army since Monday. He said that the resumption of the fighting was “predictable”, explaining that the rebels had “planned everything.” FARDC and M23 were more faced since the withdrawal of the rebellion of the city of Goma in December 2012. Continue reading


The journalist Guylain Chanjabo of Radio Canal Revelation of Bunia was found dead this Friday, May 17 in Ngezi river 5 km from the city center. The people who discovered the body alerted the chief of the neighborhood and the police. A crowd of onlookers in tears was where the body was discovered. The journalist had been missing for twelve days.
Informed, relatives and family of Guylain Chanjabo rushed to the place and identified the journalist.
“I am abashed of wickedness. We just discovered the decaying body of journalist Guylain Chanjabo we just end up in the river Ngezi. The body is decaying. It is frayed. Swollen face. I brought the doctors. They are adamant that our reporter was strangled, “says Eka Rustic Avo, the assistant commissioner of Ituri.
The journalist was buried in a pit near the river. The state of decomposition of the body could not afford to take it further, said members of the Red Cross who were buried. Continue reading


A business with multiple disease risk and pay less at the cost of long sacrifice to ensure the survival of families. But still coveted by many young girls and old women.
There are many of these girls and the old women who engage in business Carrier in Bukavu, a city located in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue reading