As 2014 starts, there are reasons to hope that peace may be in sight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). National initiatives and committed regional and international political engagement in 2013 led to important advances and new framework agreements to resolve the conflict and insecurity.
Arms and bullets continue to destroy lives, yet there is still no effective international regulation of the global arms trade.
Communities speak out on the true cost of conflict in eastern DRC
Protecting Congolese civilians from the LRA
US-funded security sector reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Annual report
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