“Kidnapping” in Eastern Congo: “Grievance-oriented” Struggles & Criminality?

Early November 2018, I visited one of the Eastern Congo city of Uvira located Southward of Bukavu, the main city of South Kivu Province. Uvira is the second largest city of the South-Kivu region. For practical and security reasons, some passengers travelling from Bukavu towards the second largest city of this Province do cross by [...]

2004 Gatumba Massacre: An Isolated Case?

It is now a decade since the Gatumba massacre had happened in Burundi. Gatumba is a few miles from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uvira-Kiliba borders. The massacre was carried out on the night of 13-14/08/2004, within a refugee camp, roughly targeting one ethnic community group, Banyamulenge.… Read the rest “2004 Gatumba Massacre: An Isolated Case?”