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30 Dec 2014 description
report Chatham House

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), still emerging from decades of war and generations of pervasive misrule, may be in a position to break loose from a seemingly eternal repetition of violence and mismanagement, and move towards both a democratic transition of power and genuine postconflict stabilization.

09 Jun 2009 description
report Chatham House

In a major key note speech aimed at people across Africa, Lord Malloch-Brown, Minister for Africa, called for an 'Africa first' policy to counter the growing threats from global recession, and increase Africa's influence in global affairs.

Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, formerly a United Nations Deputy Secretary General, warned that the continent of Africa 'is in trouble' because of the world economic crisis but with an 'Africa first' approach to regional markets, infrastructure and institutions, 'African lions' may emerge from the financial recession with …

31 Mar 2009 description
report Chatham House

By Sonya Sceats

Summary points

- Human rights abuses on a massive scale continue to afflict the lives of millions of people across the continent of Africa. As in other parts of the world, the obstacles in pursuing justice are currently insurmountable for most victims.

- Against this troubling backdrop, the African Union (AU) has decided to add a human rights section to its new court which has been agreed upon but not yet set up.

19 Dec 2008 description
report Chatham House

The shocking images which have brought the long-lasting conflict in eastern Congo back to the attention of the international community, uncannily resemble those of the hundreds of thousands of Hutus fleeing the 1994 Rwanda genocide. This after world leaders vowed never to allow such horrors to be repeated. Now is the time to act.