Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information generally on conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For related web links, see Regional Resources: Africa. For more USIP resources see Congo, Democratic Republic of.
- General Resources
- Government Agencies and International Organizations
- Maps and Guides
- Media and News Sources
- Peace Agreements and Political Resources
These links complement USIP Special Reports: Putting Humpty Dumpty Together: Reconstructing Peace in the Congo and the Current Issues Briefing: Prospects for Peace and Democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The sites below collect links to other Internet resources which describe the background, history and current events in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Africa South of the Sahara: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
An extensive collection of well-annotated links compiled by Karen Fung at Stanford University for the African Studies Association. Includes links to email lists, special projects, databases and archives, articles and documents, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), news and general sources. Organized alphabetically within country listing. The web site also has regional and topical categories of links, as well as a a site searching capability.
- Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) Page
Annotated links from the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also includes extensive list of web links organized by topical area.
- INCORE guides to Internet sources on conflict and ethnicity: Democratic Republic of Congo
A selective list of annotated links to news sources, articles and documents, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), maps, general sources, etc. from the Initiative on Conflict Resolution & Ethnicity, a joint project of the University of Ulster and the United Nations University.
- Index on Africa: Countries: Congo-Kinshasa
The web site for Index on Africa, a project of the Norwegian Council for Africa, contains extensive annotated links organized by topical category and country. Also includes news and information and discussion boards. Within each individual country page, links are organized by subject category. Includes the date a specific link was added and the tabulation of hits since then. The web site has an additional search function and provides a subscription to an e-mail news list.
Government Agencies and International Organizations
- African Union
Successor organization to the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the African Union's web site has news and events, documents, a listing of member states and related web links. A representative of the former OAU witnessed the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
- Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the United Nations in New York
In English and French, the web site offers news on the Democratic Republic of Congo, archived press releases, a map, history, and links to related web sites.
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
- International Court of Justice (ICJ), Cour internationale de Justice
Web site of the ICJ, in English and French, contains general information about the court, basic documents, publications, decisions, the court docket, some unpublished pleadings, other relevant information and search capability. It includes the latest developments on Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda, a case brought before the court by the DRC on June 20, 2000.
International Crisis Group
- International Crisis Group
The Crisis Group web site provides breaking news and has an overview of its Democratic Republic of Congo project, with links to full-text reports.
South Africa Development Community (SADC)
- Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Web site of the SADC with a description of the organization, country profiles of each of the fourteen member countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, descriptions of projects, publications and links to related web sites. A representative of the SADC witnessed the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement in July, 1999.
- Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN): Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
IRIN, a unit of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides a clearinghouse of information for humanitarian and international communities on the crises in sub-Saharan Africa. Its web site contains special reports and news briefs organized by country and region, such as Great Lakes. Includes links to related web sites such as .... An e-mail subscription for IRIN reports is also available.
- MONUC: United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The web for this UN peacekeeping mission describes the mission's mandate, background information, with links to press releases, the UN news service, documents, including Security Council Resolutions, maps and photos. Also includes a link to the web site of MONUC mission headquarters in Kinshasa.
- Reliefweb: Countries and Emergencies: Democratic Republic of Congo
ReliefWeb, a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), "is the global hub for time-critical humanitarian information on Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters." The country listing includes the latest news updates, links to complex emergency information, data on the region and neighboring countries, as well as key documents and maps.
- United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Web site of the UN organization includes links to resources such as reports, press releases, publications, databases; links to related initiatives, programs, a list of member states, ECA partners and other organizational information.
- UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency: Congo, Democratic Republic of the
The web site for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has news, reports of UNHCR operations, statistics, analysis, maps and related information about Sierra Leone. It links to another UNHCR database for country of origin and legal information which contains country reports, legal documents, news and maps for Sierra Leone
- Congo, Democratic Republic of the: Country Report on Human Rights Practices 2004
Extensive report from the U.S. Department of State. Previous country reports from 1993 and later are also available online.
- USAID Africa: DR Congo Country Information
Web site of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) includes an overview of USAID programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with links to Congressional budget materials, annual report, development strategy and other projects, including the Transition Initiatives program for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Also includes a link to the USAID mission in the DRC.
- U.S. Department of State: Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State's site has basic information for Democratic Republic of the Congo and other countries in the region, including a map, list of officials and background notes.
Maps and Guides
- Democratic Republic of the Congo: CIA World Factbook
Country information covers the geography, people, economy, government, and infrastructure. Includes a map.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire)
Maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas at Austin. These maps were produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
- ReliefWeb: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Regional and thematic maps from the UN's ReliefWeb covering the DRC, particularly movement of refugees and humanitarian assistance.
- Your Nation
An interactive database with information derived from the CIA World Factbook, Your Nation allows the user to compare or rank statistics for any two countries or display a statistical summary for an individual country. Settings are customizable.
Media and News Sources
- allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa
AllAfrica.com lists current news stories on Congo-Kinshasa (DRC) from various Africa-related wire services and other organizations. Each story contains a brief summary with a link to the full text, as well as links by topic and region (Central Africa).
- BBC News | Africa | Country Profiles | Democratic Republic of Congo
The profile contains a chronology, overview, and facts about the DRC. Searching the BBC's regional web site for Africa brings up additional relevant news stories.
- One World.Net: Full Coverage: Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Database of current news stories and analysis on the Democratic Republic of Congo contributed by One World partners. Includes a regional section of news and features on Africa.
- Yahoo News: Full Coverage: Democratic Republic of Congo
Numerous links to news sources, stories from various wire services, reports in audio and video, and related web sites for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Peace Agreements and Political Resources
- Ceasefire Agreement
Full text of the Ceasefire Agreement signed on July 10, 1999 by representatives of Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. On August 1, a representative of the Movement for the Liberation of the Congo signed the agreement. On August 31, 1999, representatives from the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) signed the agreement.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)-Rwanda Peace Agreement
Full text of the agreement regarding withdrawal of Rwandan troops and the dismantling of the ex-FAR and Interahamwe forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), signed on July 30, 2002.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)-Uganda Peace Agreement
Full text of the agreement regarding withdrawal of Ugandan troops from the DRC, and the program implementation, signed on September 6, 2002.
- Political Resources on the Net: Democratic Republic of the Congo - Kinshasa (Former Zaire)
Links to information on elections, various political parties and organizations, news and general resources for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Updated: May 17, 2005