Thursday, December 06, 2012

Mapping the Conflict Crisis in DR Congo


The Democratic Republic of Congo is one African country that actually seems cursed by a wealth of economic and natural resources. Since independence in 1960 the country has been plagued by civil war and corruption. Some estimates suggest that over 5 million people have died in the country as a direct consequence of civil war and the frequent 'incursions' of neighbouring countries.

Crisis Group has created a Google Map to record and show the locations of recent army and militia violence in eastern DRC. The Kivu Map currently shows incidents that have been reported between April and November 2012 and the map will be updated in light of any new information from the area.

All the mapped reports on the Kivu Map are recorded in French. 
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