Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is settled on a huge swath of land in central Africa, rich with mineral resources and a diverse mix of ethnic groups. Unfortunately, this diversity has often caused violent divisions. The most recent conflict, the Second Congo War (1998 – 2003) was the most deadly world conflict since World War II. Disputes range from resources, refugees, land rights, corruption, sexual violence, and prejudice. We work to bolster the nation’s maturing democracy, end ethnic conflict, promote gender equality, and transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo into a peaceful country.

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163 countries

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Life during land conflict in Africa: the story of “Terre D’Entente” - In the Great Lakes region of Africa, 90% of the population depend on agriculture to survive. Our initiatives to eliminate land conflict help rural communities thrive — and save lives in the process.

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My Neighbor is My Brother – Helping Communities to Embrace Peace in Tanganyika - The Tanganyika and Haut-Katanga provinces, known for their rich deposits of copper and other metals, used to be a stable area of the DRC. In 2013, the region has plunged into conflict, pitting the tribes of the Luba and the Twa against each other; since then, relationships between […]
Restoring Relationships Between Security Forces and Civilians in the Eastern DRC - With the support of the UK’s Department for International Development, we are leading a security sector reform program called Lobi Mokolo Ya Sika, “Tomorrow is a New Day”. The goal of the program is to strengthen the accountability of Congolese Armed Forces in North Kivu, South Kivu, and […]
Secure, Empowered, Connected Communities - Communities in regions of the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are often victims of the attacks of the Lord’s Resistence Army, the notorious rebel group led by Joseph Kony. Though international efforts have reduced the group’s influence, pockets of LRA fighters continue to attack villages, looting property and abducting citizens.




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Michael Salifu

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