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20 July 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sierra Leone

This interview is part of a series with the Blended Finance Project a group of unions, non-governmental organizations and academics who are concerned about the Canadian government’s embrace of what is called “blended finance.” We argue that blended finance is merely the latest iteration of the privatization and fi

23 June 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tensions are spiking once again in the chronically turbulent eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The M23 rebel movement — widely thought to be long dead — has dramatically resurrected. And DRC president Félix Tshisekedi has accused Rwandan president Paul Kagame of again backing it with military support.

7 June 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • At the COP26 climate summit, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Féelix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo announced a $500 million aid package to protect forests in the Central African country.
  • Part of the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use, the announcement was one of the top headlines at the summit.
25 May 2022
British Indian Ocean Territory
Democratic Republic of the Congo

L'écrasante majorité des investissements fonciers en Afrique ne prend pas suffisamment en compte les populations locales, d'après un rapport du Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement paru lundi. Une situation qui a aussi des conséquences négatives pour le reste du monde. 

16 May 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo is putting 16 oil exploration blocks up for auction, including nine in the peatlands of the Cuvette Centrale.
  • Environmentalists warn that oil exploration and infrastructure for production could release huge amounts of carbon stored in the peatland and threaten the rights of local communities.
6 May 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The publication of an audit of forestry contracts in the Democratic Republic of Congo has exposed serious management failures.
  • The audit cites serial breaches of the country’s forest code and more than a dozen violations of a 2002 moratorium on new concessions.
8 February 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Communities living adjacent to the PHC oil palm plantations in DRC face arrests, beatings, and extrajudicial killings at the hands of private security and police.

Under the majority ownership of Kuramo Capital Management (KCM), conditions have recently further deteriorated — with violent repression of workers on strike.

  © HCR/Sanne Biesmans
31 January 2022
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dans l’est de la RDC, où un conflit sans fin a provoqué le déplacement de millions de personnes, le HCR collabore avec des organisations locales pour fournir une aide juridique et psychosociale aux communautés.

Rosette* n’a que 15 ans mais fait preuve d’un grand courage lorsqu’elle évoque le jour où elle a été attaquée en plein jour par un homme armé.

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