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Plantation de palmiers à huile Feronia Yaligimba en RDC. Photo: Feronia

The Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced a long war that has killed 3.5 million people and devastated the country. After the end of the conflict in 1997, the new government began rebuilding administrative systems and set new standards for good governance.  Congo’s population is composed of several ethnic groups, most of which are of Bantu origin. More than half of the population is rural, with agriculture accounting for 41% of the total GDP.

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A family in DRC who fled fighting in their village on foot, eventually arriving at a refugee camp hungry and exhausted
4 December 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo

The pandemic, conflict and other health crises have hit livelihoods and food security dramatically, a UN report warns

Nearly 22 million people face "crisis-level or worse" food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) due to conflict and the Covid-19 pandemic, an arm of the United Nations has warned.

Forest Reserve near the Village of Masako, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo. CIFOR/Ollivier Girard
16 November 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Coordination, data and inclusivity key to move ahead, says study

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It is sometimes referred to by its former name of Zaire, which was its official name between 1971 and 1997.

Government type: semi-presidential republic

 

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Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER )

HEKS champions the cause of a more humane and just world and a life in dignity. Internationally, HEKS/EPER focuses on rural community development, humanitarian aid and inter-church cooperation. 

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Displacement Solutions (DS) works with climate displaced persons, communities, governments and the UN to find rights-based land solutions to climate displacement. DS also works to empower displaced people and refugees to exercise their right to return and have restored to them their original homes, lands and properties through reliance on the right to restitution. DS works together with and on behalf of people who have been displaced not only by conflict, forced eviction or other human rights abuses, but also natural disaster, climate change or other circumstances beyond their control.

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ASF serves the most vulnerable people waiting for justice

ASF intervenes in countries where human rights are not respected, where political violence and armed conflict reign, and where legal rules are flouted.  Justice in those countries, too often arbitrary, does not guarantee the security of the population.  Conflicts are not satisfactorily resolved before the local courts.  People whose rights have been abused tend to resort to vigilante justice, which evolves into the law of the strongest or richest, and contributes to a climate of violence.

The Rift Valley Institute (RVI) is an independent, non-profit organization, founded in Sudan in 2001, currently working in seven countries in Eastern and Central Africa. The aim of the Institute is to advance useful knowledge of the region and its diverse communities, bringing a better understanding of local realities to bear on social and political action. The RVI works with institutions in the region to develop and implement long-term programmes that combine action-oriented research with education and public information.

Droit-Afrique est un site consacré au droit des affaires et à la fiscalité des pays de l’Afrique francophone. Il a pour objectif de mettre à la disposition des entreprises et des professionnels du droit une information juridique globale, pertinente et à jour sélectionnée par des juristes spécialisés. Droit-Afrique propose pour chaque pays :

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ZOA is an international relief and recovery organization supporting vulnerable people affected by violent conflicts and natural disasters in fragile states, by helping them to realize dignified and resilient lives.

ZOA operates in more than 15 countries, in difficult locations where our field staff directly provides assistance to the most vulnerable victims of displacement. The countries in which ZOA is present are Afghanistan, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Liberia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uganda and Yemen.

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) was established as a development coordinating conference (SADCC) in 1980 and transformed into a development community in 1992. It is an inter-governmental organisation whose goal is to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth and socio-economic development through efficient productive systems, deeper co-operation and integration, good governance and durable peace and security among fifteen Southern African Member States.

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Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Belgium exists for and by veterinarians. We are here to help African veterinarians and cattle farmers. With healthy animals, they can build a sustainable future for their family.

L'association, Partenariat pour le développement social (PPDS), a mis en œuvre un grand projet : mettre en ligne gratuitement des informations juridiques. Il s'agit d'un projet pilote mené avec les différents acteurs. Notre association a dans le cadre de son action développé l'idée en trois axes : la création du site, le soutien à la magistrature et aux avocats.

Le Centre regroupe les chercheurs de l’Institut de politique et de gestion du développement (IOB) qui orientent tout ou une grande partie de leur recherche sur la région des grands lacs. Le Centre privilégie l’étude de développements contemporains dans les domaines politique, économique et social. Il publie chaque année un Annuaire.  La documentation extensive du Centre est incorporée dans la bibliothèque de l’IOB.

« Au service de la démocratie, de la paix et du développement » - c’est sous cette devise que la Fondation Hanns Seidel place son travail et sa mission. Cette devise s’applique tant à son engagement en Allemagne (et plus particulièrement dans l’État libre de Bavière), qu’à l’étranger. Chaque génération doit acquérir sa propre interprétation de la démocratie. Les tenants et les aboutissants politiques doivent être expliqués au plus jeunes surtout. Il s’agit en effet de la seule manière de les motiver à s’engager en personne et à prendre des responsabilités.

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