Democratic Republic of Congo

Congo Kinshasa (DRC) President Joseph Kabila was sworn in on 26 January this year after the assassination of his father, Laurent-Desire Kabila, on 16 January. Since taking office he has promised cooperation with the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) and free movement of humanitarian agencies, and given approval for Sir Ketumile Masire to move ahead with organising the inter-Congolese dialogue on a new political dispensation for the country.

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From 1994 - 1996, the Law Group maintained a field office in Goma, North Kivu, from which field officers provided valuable support and training to human rights activists in Eastern Congo. Following the opening of a field presence in Kinshasa in 2000, the Law Group is expanding its field activities by re-establishing a field office in Eastern Congo, to reinforce the small human rights community's efforts in the face of a deteriorating human rights situation, and strengthen their participation ...read more

Where have, according to figures released by humanitarian agencies, some 1 million people been massacred over the last year? Where have more than 2 million people been 'displaced' i.e. made refugees within their own land? You wouldn't think that so many humans could suffer so without an international clamour in the media. Unless, of course, those people are African, and more specifically, Congolese.

The new self-appointed president, Joseph Kabila, son of the late Laurent Désiré Kabila,...read more

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