Category Archive: RVI

Stable Instability: Political Settlements and Armed Groups in the Congo

Stable Instability: Political Settlements and Armed Groups in the Congo Citation: Download report Policy points: • An equilibrium needs to be found between addressing the structural dynamics that feed into armed mobilization and dealing with the active armed groups. • It is necessary to empower peaceful civilian actors and include them in decision-making processes to […]

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Le groupement de Waloaluanda : une « zone rouge » ? Comprendre un quotidien socio-sécuritaire complexe

English Summary: This blog analyses the social and security situation in the groupement (local administrative unit) of Waloaluanda, located in the territory of Walikale in North Kivu province. It argues that the isolation of this area, which is partly a result of deficient road infrastructure, has fostered both underdevelopment and armed group presence. Today, no less […]

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Customary Power Struggles in the Kivus: Looking Beyond the Local

This blog post from Judith Verweijen at the Rift Valley Institute follows the publication of its latest Report, ‘A Microcosm of Militarisation: Conflict, Governance, and Armed Mobilisation in Uvira, South Kivu’, as part of the Political Settlements Research Programme and the Institute’s Usalama Programme. This blog was first published by RVI on its website on […]

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Recrutement des miliciens en période pré-électorale : le cas des ‘Raïa Mutomboki’ à Bunyakiri

Recrutement des miliciens en période pré-électorale : le cas des ‘Raïa Mutomboki’ à Bunyakiri English summary: In the course of 2015, recruitment for certain factions of the Raia Mutomboki armed group intensified in the area of Bunyakiri, located in Kalehe territory in the province of South Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo). In this blog, […]

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Un chef coutumier abattu : des spéculations à la crise sociopolitique en groupement de Kalonge, territoire de Kalehe

English summary: On 10 May 2013, Teso Ntarubibi, the village chief of Chifunzi, located in Kalonge groupement (in Kalehe territory, South Kivu province) was assassinated. The murder plunged Kalonge into a severe crisis and promoted the mobilization of armed groups, yet those who killed the mwami remain unidentified. In this blog, Emery Mudinga analyses four hypotheses concerning […]

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Les FDLR dans le sud du Sud Kivu après l’opération Sokola II

The FDLR in the south of South Kivu, following operation Sokola II Juvénal Twaibu est juriste (Licencié en Droit) et directeur du Centre Indépendant de Recherches et d’Études Stratégiques au Kivu (CIRESKI), basé à Uvira, Sud Kivu. Il est expert et analyste de groupes et conflits armés dans l’est de la RDC et au Burundi. […]

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The Making of Conflict in the Eastern Congo: Trouble in the Ruzizi Plain

In our last Opinion blog before the winter break, the PRSP delighted to share the second blog in the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) series on armed groups and local governance in the DRC. This work forms part of the Political Settlement Research Programme research. This post, by Judith Verweijen, is also available on the RVI […]

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Relire les motivations d’une attaque des miliciens Mai-Mai à Misisi

The PRSP is pleased to introduce the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) blog series on armed groups and local governance in the DRC which form part of the Political Settlement Research Programme research. This post, by Claude Iguma Wakenge, is also available on the RVI website (where first published). The Political Settlements Research Programme will also […]

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