Neither peace nor war?

This report investigates the security context in Kalehe territory in South Kivu from the time the FARDC conducted operations against the CNRD armed group in December 2019 until the resurgence of violence in the same area in May 2021. More than a year after the destruction of the CNRD strongholds in 2019, the report identifies three main security dynamics that have been reshaped.

L’ancien se meurt et le nouveau ne veut (encore) naître

Ce rapport rapport est le premier examen systématique de la RSS en RDC depuis le début de la présidence de Tshisekedi. Il analyse l’état général des forces de sécurité congolaises dans le contexte de l’état de siège proclamé depuis mai 2021 dans les provinces du Nord-Kivu et de l’Ituri.

Proxy Wars and the Dawn of Godfathers

Despite significant stabilization efforts and analysis, the situation around Kitchanga – sitting on the edges of Rutshuru and Masisi territories in North Kivu – remains volatile. This report understands Kitchanga as part of a broader geographical and socio-political complex, including the Bwito and Bashali chieftaincies.

Violence and Instability in Ituri

This first report analyses the string of attacks in and around Djugu territory in Ituri since late 2017. Based on both historical and recent conflict analysis, it finds recent and concrete triggers of the ongoing crisis, nonetheless rooted in protracted tension over land, livelihood and territory, often framed in ethnic binaries.