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- DR Congo: Landslide - Aug 2017
- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - May 2017
- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- DR Congo: Floods - Nov 2016
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- DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Aug 2014
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May 17 2016: Peace Direct's Local Peacebuilding Experts come together to discuss key issues in a new series of reports. In the first edition, they look at the phenomenon of 'third term' presidents in Africa.
Today we launch a new series of reports from Peace Direct’s Local Peacebuilding Experts. Focusing on five different countries around Africa, the first edition discusses what happens when presidents and prime ministers outstay their welcome.
April 29 2016: 12 months on from the beginning of a violent political crisis in Burundi, a group of local activists have expanded their project to monitor and respond to conflict. Kevin McCann reports on their work from a recent visit to Bujumbura.
Since protests began a year ago – and especially since an attempted coup nearly unseated President Pierre Nkurunziza in May 2015 – the situation in Burundi has steadily deteriorated.
March 31 2016: Peace Direct research indicates that there are a wide range of local and international conflict early warning and response programmes in eastern DRC. Here, we publish a mapping of key programmes.
July 17 2015: On International Justice Day, Myriam Raymond-Jetté reflects on how to build on small successes in prosecuting international crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
July 23 2014: Dr Denise Bentrovato looks at how the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath is perceived across the border in DR Congo
Last April, the world commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the infamous genocide that tore Rwanda apart in 1994. In only one hundred days, hundreds of thousands were brutally killed there in one of the worst massacres ever recorded in human history.
Aditi Gorur highlights the risks facing researches and participations working together in conflict-affected communities.
Organisations working on conflict prevention and peacebuilding increasingly understand the importance of making their programmes responsive to the communities with which they work. That means that they need to engage with those communities to understand their priorities and perceptions. But how can these organisations avoid inadvertently putting communities in danger in the process?
This year we complete our first decade as a charity. In that time, our peacebuilders, staff and supporters have together created a unique platform for peacebuilding led by local people. We look forward to taking that work and that vital message into the next ten years.
Our Congolese partner Fondation Chirezi (FOCHI) has established a network of peace courts, or ‘barazas’, in war-torn eastern DR Congo. In 2014 we evaluated their impact, and found that lessons can be learned from this very cost effective and sustainable model, for other countries that suffer similar levels of violence.
Women, Peace and Security
March 29 2014: Created and written for an audience not deeply familiar with peacebuilding, Building Peace gives voice to peacebuilders who work to create resilient, peaceful, and inclusive societies. The third issue - Women, Men, and Peace - explores questions of gender and peace through the first-hand realities of peacebuilders - both women and men - across the globe
September 11 2013: The Baraza, community-led courts, ensure accessible, fair and non-punitive justice to communities in rural villages, where conflicts can quickly turn violent. Alana Poole, our local correspondent for DRC, visits three Barazas in South Kivu and highlights their powerful impact upon the communities where they operate.
August 27 2013: David Thomson, Director of Policy and Programmes at World Vision UK, recently returned from a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Recognizing the importance of local empowerment, he highlights the benefits of INGOs partnering and working closely with local organisations for the benefit of the poor and the marginalised in a war-ravaged country like the DRC.