NEW RESEARCH: Political actors and identity-based violence in Beni

NEW RESEARCH: Political actors and identity-based violence in Beni

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, political officials use social tensions, clashing ethnic identities and conflicts as opportunities to advance in the political scene. This is one of the key findings in new research from Congolese organisation,  Research Initiatives for Social Development, supported by Peace Direct and the Beni Peace Forum.

Read the full report and Executive Summary for the key findings and recommendations.

Full report 

Executive Summary 

En RDC, les responsables politiques utilisent les tensions sociales, les identités ethniques conflictuelles et les conflits comme autant d’occasions de progresser sur la scène politique. C’est l’une des principales conclusions d’une nouvelle étude menée par une organisation congolaise, Research Initiatives for Social Development, soutenue par Peace Direct et le Beni Peace Forum.

Lisez le rapport complet et le résumé exécutif pour les principales conclusions et recommandations.

Lisez le rapport 

Lisez le sommaire 


This report is part of a three-year project that began in 2019 and supported by UK Aid. The project is entitled ‘Strengthening networks to prevent and respond to violence’. The project aims to ensure that local civil society is better able to deliver strategic, coordinated and sustainable atrocity prevention work in eastern DRC and surrounding areas. The first set of reports, published in February 2021, can be found here. 

Ce rapport fait partie d’un projet de trois ans qui a débuté en 2019 et qui est soutenu par UK Aid. Le projet est intitulé ” Renforcement des réseaux pour prévenir et répondre à la violence “. Le projet vise à faire en sorte que la société civile locale soit mieux à même de fournir un travail stratégique, coordonné et durable de prévention des atrocités dans l’est de la RDC et les régions environnantes. La première série de rapports, publiée en février 2021, peut être consultée ici

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