DRC Civil Society: Survival of Communities in Virunga National Park is Non-Negotiable

Open Letter to His Excellency Mr. Prime Minister and Head of Government, Democratic Republic of Congo . The civil society organizations working for the promotion and protection of the Environment and Human Rights in North Kivu (CREDDHO, FECOPEILE, IDPE, SOPR and CREF Network), in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are grateful for… Read More

Message 6 NO TO OIL IN VIRUNGA: North Kivu Civil Society Declaration

31-01-2014 This open Declaration of the Civil Society of North Kivu came as reaction to the Workshop held in the city of Goma that brought together representatives of Governments and Parliament from Kinshasa , the authorities of the province of North Kivu , the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) and the civil… Read More

Hot off the Press: New oil Law Threatens Corruption and Environmental Damage – and UK SOCO is first in the queue

A murky deal for the Congo as oil exploration threatens corruption and environmental damage – and London-based Soco International is first in the queue . Weeks after putting down a rebellion, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing new oil laws that could open it up to vast corruption and put its… Read More

DRC Prime Minister visit to Goma: local organizations express concerns over oil exploration in Virunga NP

Last week Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo visited Nord-Kivu to assess the region’s security and take the pulse of the situation on the ground. During his visit to Goma, human rights and environmental organizations shared their views with the Prime Minister on security and pointed to the risks of oil exploration in the Virunga National… Read More