How Cross-Border Trade Is Empowering Women and Fostering Peace in DRC

Maria Lange | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Lange

Through a collection of photographs and interviews, Crossings: The journey to peace challenges predominant narratives about eastern DRC, which focus on 'conflict trade' and 'rape' above broader lived experiences.

Series of Photo Stories Make Local Voices Heard on DRC Conflict

Maria Lange | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Maria Lange

Torn apart by 20 years of conflict, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the most violence-stricken parts of the world. In a region with colossal economic potential, many armed groups regularly engage in fighting with devastating consequences for the local populations...

One Chapter of War in DRC May Be Over, But What Now for Peace?

Maria Lange | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Lange

In the longer term, peace in DRC also requires its government to undertake effectively and in good faith its commitments under this framework, including key structural governance and security sector reforms, and create the conditions for the national oversight mechanism to function effectively...

READER'S PICTURES: Stranded On The M23

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Spring seems a long way off as freezing winds and snow make life distinctly chilly in the UK. It was even worse for those caught out on Britain's r...

Why the Congo Experts Need More Scrutiny

Dr Phil Clark | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Phil Clark

While the M23 rebels - who mutinied from the Congolese army last May - remain within striking distance of the key border town of Goma, the regional and international diplomatic wrangling goes on. Fractious peace talks between the rebel leaders and the Congolese government in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, will resume on 4 January.

Hague Threatens Rwanda Aid If Support For DRC Rebels Persists (PICTURES)

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics

Britain will take into account Rwanda's backing for rebels accused of killing and raping in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo in futur...

Democratic Republic of Congo: The Importance of Realistic Legislation on 'Conflict-Free Gadgets'

Chantal Daniels | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK
Chantal Daniels

Accountability and responsibility; where does it start and where does it end? Growing up always comes with taking on greater responsibilities, and we soon learn that our decisions not only affect our own lives, but also those of others, either close or unknown to us. The same counts for our actions, and the direct and indirect consequences they may trigger.

Diesel Spill Causes Motorway Chaos On M25

PA | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Huge queues built up on Britain's busiest motorway after a diesel spillage led to the part-closure of one of the road's busiest junctions. Motorist...