The U.S. State Department’s official assessment of current conditions in the DRC
The current assessment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s geography, economy, politics and culture from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Established in 1999 to facilitate the implementation of the Lusaka Accord, MONUC is the largest mission in the U.N.’s Department of Peace Keeping Operations. The Web site features extensive news updates and archives, related U.N. documents, photos and videos, and a country profile of the DRC.
IRIN is the editorially independent news service of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. It provides news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community.
Detailed data about every election held in the DRC since 1960, including the 2006 elections.
GPF, a non-profit organization with consultative status at the U.N., works to monitor U.N. policy and educate and mobilize populations for global citizen participation. Their Web site contains, in part, extensive information about the ways in which the prevalence of natural resources such as diamonds, oil, natural gas and water have presaged war and civil strife in the DRC and elsewhere. Includes links to key U.N. documents as well as to other related media sources and articles.
ICG is an NGO that conducts field research and advocates to resolve conflict around the world. The Web site contains a history of the DRC, video images of the country, and an archive of IRC reports and recommendations regarding political and human rights developments in the DRC.
CFR’s guide to the 2006 DRC elections.
A special HRW report prepared in December 2005, as the DRC readied for elections.
Amnesty International’s archive of reports about human rights in the DRC.
The Web site of the European Commission (the executive body of the European Union) includes an assessment of the political and economic situation in the DRC, as well as financial data regarding E.U. member states’ aid to and development projects within the country.
An archive of Red Cross documents related to the DRC — includes annual reports, news bulletins, and program updates.
ReliefWeb, which is is administered by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides information on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. The Web site includes recent reports and updates from the ground in the DRC.
Includes press releases about FAO projects and developments in the DRC, as well as statistics related to the DRC’s economy and its agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors.
USAID is the principal federal agency extending assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. The Web site contains information about USAID’s strategy and programs in the DRC.
Findings, evaluations, reports and working papers from the IMF regarding its work in the DRC.
A compendium of news articles about the DRC from African media sources.
“Ripples of Genocide — Journey Through Eastern Congo” is a special exhibit of the U.S. Holocaust Museum.