Category Archives: Democratic Republic Of Congo

Profiting from misery in Katanga

By Audrey Gaughran, Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International I have just left Katanga in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where my colleague Lisa Tassi and I were following up on Amnesty International’s work on mining and … Continue reading

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From the battlefield to the courtroom: Bosco Ntaganda in The Hague

By Sophie Rosenberg of the Democratic Republic of Congo research team at Amnesty International It’s been a very swift turn of events. Bosco Ntaganda – until a few days ago – wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity was … Continue reading

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Central African Republic: Catch Kony, but don’t forget his victims

By Godfrey Byaruhanga, Amnesty International’s Central Africa Researcher, in Obo The first in a series of blogs from the Central African Republic highlights the threats posed by several armed groups that have yet to be disarmed and demobilized, as well … Continue reading

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UN discussions on an Arms Trade Treaty

By Colby Goodman, Amnesty International’s Control Arms Campaign October 7, 2009 – On a day the New York Times exposed more details about Guinean security forces recent use of weapons against thousands of peaceful protestors, Amnesty International participated in what … Continue reading

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Research mission to DRC completed

Amnesty International’s mission ended with a week long visit to Goma and other areas of North Kivu, from where we were unable to provide a daily blog for security reasons. Our team met with local human rights activists, representatives of … Continue reading

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