Category Archives: DR Congo

Pickaxes into plowshares? Two visions for development in the DR Congo

by Peter Dörrie (Homepage / Twitter). The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a rich land – in theory, at least. Below its soil lie some of the world’s largest reserves of copper, cobalt, tin, tantalum and considerable amounts of … Continue reading

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“Africa is the battleground of the future”

In September, while visiting the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US-President Barack Obama announced an expanded response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Referencing the 2,461 people who had since succumbed to the Ebola virus, … Continue reading

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Bericht über die WIFIS-Jahreskonferenz 2014

von Dr. Gerald Brettner-Messler, Landesverteidigungsakademie Wien / Institut für Strategie & Sicherheitspolitik. An der Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr in Hamburg fand am 9. und 10. Oktober 2014 die diesjährige Jahreskonferenz des Wissenschaftlichen Forums für Internationale Sicherheit (WIFIS) statt. Thema der Tagung … Continue reading

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South American Troops Take On The Violent Work of Peacekeeping

by Kevin Knodell. Kevin Knodell is a freelance writer and photographer who contributes regularly at War is Boring. His work has also appeared in  RAGEMAG, Michael Yon’s Frontline Forum, The Tacoma News Tribune, and others. You can follow him on twitter at … Continue reading

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Afrikas Krisenherde im Jahr 2014

von Peter Dörrie. Afrika ist nicht mehr der “verlorene Kontinent” der 90er Jahre. Es gibt insgesamt, wie auch im Rest der Welt, weniger Bürgerkriege und bewaffnete Konflikte. In einzelnen Ländern führen jedoch innenpolitische Krisen immer noch zu Gewaltausbrüchen, die teils … Continue reading

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Intervention and supply – The fortunes of war in eastern Congo are changing

by Peter Dörrie (original published in German). Peter Dörrie is founder and editor-in-chief at AfrikaEcho. For a long time, one thing, in particular, was certain in eastern Congo: that it was not possible to rely on the Congolese army. Years … Continue reading

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Intervention und Versorgung – Das Kriegsglück im Ostkongo ändert sich

von Peter Dörrie (English version). Peter Dörrie ist Gründer und Chefredaktor bei AfrikaEcho. Lange Zeit war im Ost-Kongo vor allem auf eins Verlass: Dass man sich auf die kongolesische Armee nicht verlassen kann. Jetzt scheinen jahrelange Reformbemühungen und Trainingsmissionen endlich … Continue reading

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Nachschlag: Gripen-Scheintest, Kony-Sequel und mehr

Es ist wieder einmal Zeit einige Entwicklungen der letzten Monate, über welche offiziere.ch berichtet hatte, mit einem Nachschlag upzudaten. Gripen-Scheintest Offiziere.ch kritisierte in verschiedenen Artikeln, dass der Gripen E/F nur auf Grund technischer Daten und nicht mittels Testflügen evaluiert wurde. … Continue reading

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U.S. Hails Ugandan Forces as Top LRA Commander Captured

by DAVID AXE Ugandan troops on Saturday captured a senior leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group. Self-styled “major general” Caesar Acellam, a 20-year veteran of the brutal Ugandan group, was grabbed near the border between the Democratic Republic … Continue reading

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How to Talk to the Lord’s Resistance Army

by DAVID AXE As a military target, the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group in Congo makes other armed bands look easy, in comparison. Even the Taliban — a notoriously fleet-footed group that easily blends in among Afghan civilians — … Continue reading

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