Here are a series of resources, media channels and social media links to help you learn more about the Great Lakes region of Africa, and keep up-to-date with developments as they happen.

Peace Day Promotional Resource Pack

Whatever you are planning for Peace Day and whatever the size of your organisation, we are here to support you. Please check out below resources that will help you organise & make some noise about your Peace Day activity:



For news coming out of the DRC...

Radio Okapi

Radio is one of the most widespread platforms in DRC and the wider Great Lakes Region, used across the country to share information and discuss current affairs.

Radio Okapi

UN Media Centre

For the latest information from the United Nations in regards to DRC click here:

Social Media

Twitter accounts to follow:

  • @MONUSCO - United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo
  • @UNPeacekeeping - UN Peacekeeping 
  • @UNOCHA_EA - Regional UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • @UNOCHA_DRC – DRC Office for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • @US_SEGL – US Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the DRC
  • @SFCG_ - Search for Common Ground
  • @DenisMukwege – Doctor specializing in supporting victims of sexual violence
  • @FidelBaf – Fidel Bafilemba, Enough Project Research


Websites & Blogs

Check out these sites for analysis, information and projects taking place in the DRC

Name Link
MONUSCO Click here
UN Data - DRC Profile Click here
Howard G. Buffett Foundation Click here
Search for Common Ground Click here
BBC DRC Country Profile Click here
Thomson Reuters Foundation - DRC Profile Click here
Pona Bana (UNICEF DRC) Click here











Blog Title Link
Congo Siasa
Digital Djeli
Christoph Vogel
Local Voices Project


Films about the DRC
Reports & Articles

Here are a series of reports and articles about the conflict in DRC from a range of organisations.

These are examples of independent research and study that Peace One Day is promoting. We did not have any hand in the drafting of these documents, the content of these reports does not necessarily reflect Peace One day’s position. 

Date of Publication Name of Individual or Organisation Title Access
April 2014 Enough Project Feingold, Robinson, Kobler, and Dos Santos: International Keys to Peace in Congo Click here
March 2013 Médecins Sans Frontières Everyday Emergency: Silent Suffering in Democratic Republic of Congo Click here
January 2013 United Nations Group of Experts Final report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic 
Republic of the Congo
Click here
November 2013 Sonke Gender Justice Network Gender Relations, Sexual Violence and the Effects of Conflict on Women and Men in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Click here
October 2013 Enough Project Taking Back Eastern Congo Click here
September 2013 UN OCHA  Eastern Africa: Displaced Populations Report  Click here
July 2013 United Nations Group of Experts Midterm report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo  Click here
July 2013 International Crisis Group (ICG) Understanding Conflict in Eastern Congo (I): The Ruzizi Plain Click here
September 2012 International Alert Ending the Deadlock:Towards a New Vision of Peace in Eastern DRC Click here
2012 US State Department Democratic Republic of the Congo 2012 Human Rights Report Click here
2012 Rift Valley Institute /  Usalama Project From CNDP to M23: The Evolution of an Armed Movement in Eastern Congo Click here
2007 International Rescue Committee (IRC) Mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo Click here


The Peace One Day Reading List

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