EU boosts access to electricity in the Virunga area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission announces an additional €20 million to finance a new power plant in Rwanguba, that will provide a further 15 Megawatt of electricity. The European Union’s rapid response to the urgent environmental crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has helped […]

Human rights breaches in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bahrain and Cambodia

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bahrain and Cambodia. The situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the assassination of the Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio and two of […]

Ebola: EU provides an additional €30 million to tackle the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU is contributing a further €30 million in humanitarian funding for Ebola response in efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The second deadliest Ebola outbreak on record has claimed so far more than 1,700 lives in a country already facing a dire humanitarian […]

‘Crimes against humanity,’ ‘war crimes’ and risk of new ethnic violence in DR Congo, warn UN experts

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Defence and security forces along with the Kamuina Nsapu and Bana Mura militias have committed “crimes against humanity and war crimes” in the of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region, United Nations experts said on Tuesday following an investigation. “We are shocked […]

EU out to conquer African Union summit

The European Commission will be represented in force at the African Union (AU) summit of African heads of state and government to be held on 27–28 January. Among other dignitaries from Brussels and other EU capitals, EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will be also present in this African summit. But what will he be carrying […]