Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Nordic Africa Institute library staff has compiled this web dossier regarding the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Literature in the library

Use the quick links below to locate titles dealing with topics of interest in the library catalogue, AfricaLit. The lists consist of literature - books and articles - in the form of fiction, non-fiction/factual information and official publications, as well as of other material.

Useful keywords

The library suggests the following keywords when searching the library catalogue:

armed forces, civil war, dispute settlement, ethnic conflicts, foreign intervention, genocide, guerrillas, human rights violations, international cooperation, militarism, military activity, peace corps, peace keeping, political crisis, political development, political opposition, refugees, victims, violence, war crimes.

Web links

This is a selection of websites dealing with the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many more items are available online on websites and in discussion forums. More links related to this topic are found in the link collection
A Guide to Africa on the Internet.

allAfrica.com

African news and information worldwide with daily stories in English and French.

Congo - The World's Deadliest War

Background, News and Multimedia about the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo from Human Rights Watch.

International Crisis Group - Conflict prevention and resolution

An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that works through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Resources such as databases, reports and media releases.

Uppsala Conflict Database / UCDP Database

A free resource of information on armed conflicts of the world, by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, Uppsala University. 

World Factbook Congo, Democratic Republic of

Published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 

World leaders / Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Government

An online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments published and updated by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Selected online articles and reports

"The Cost of War". Article by Stephanie Kale, Inter Press Service News Agency, 8 November, 2008.

"The Democratic Republic of Congo", by Anup Shah, Global Issues, 27 March, 2008.

" The Devil You See...". Analysis by Charles-M. Mushizi, Inter Press Service News Agency, 26 November, 2008.

"Fears for IDP safety following camp attack". Article from IRIN Africa, part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 25 November 2008.

"Healthcare crisis as cholera, malnutrition rise". Article from IRIN Africa, part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 21 November 2008.

"Recruitment of child soldiers rising". Article from IRIN Africa, part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 11 November 2008.

"State forces kill 500 over two years, says rights group". Article from IRIN Africa, part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 25 November 2008.

"We will crush you: the restriction of political space in the Democratic Republic of Congo". Pdf-file from Human Rights Watch. New York, November, 2008.

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