The Congo Research Briefs are a joint publication of the Conflict Research Group (CRG) at Ghent University, the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Study Group on Conflicts and Human Security (GEC-SH) at the Centre de recherches universitaires du Kivu (CERUKI), and the Governance-in- Conflict Network (GiC). These provide concise and timely summaries of ongoing research on the Congo that is being undertaken by CRG, SSRC, GEC-SH, GiC, and their partners.

Congo Research Brief 1:

Constructed Anarchy: Governance, Conflict and Precarious Property Rights in Bukavu, DRC

Congo Research Brief 2:

Recycling as bricolage in the Congolese National Police: Lessons from police training in the DRC

Congo Research Brief 3:

Disappearing across the border: circular return and the social dynamics of secrecy and concealment between Uganda’s Nakivale Refugee Settlement and eastern DRC

Congo Research Brief 4:

The Political Dimensions of Displacement and Spontaneous Return in Faradje, northeast DRC

Congo Research Brief 5:

Do Local Agreements Forge Peace? The Case of Eastern DRC

Congo Research Brief 6:

Making Sense of Repressive Actions Against Artisanal Miners in Southeastern DRC

Congo Research Brief 7:

Projets de sécurisation foncière formalisée à l’épreuve d’un déficit  d’appropriation au Sud Kivu (RD Congo) [FRANÇAIS]

Land Formalization by Local NGOs in Eastern Congo: Institutional Pluralism, Depoliticization, and Competition [ENGLISH]

Congo Research Brief 8:

From Biolegitimacy to Antihumanitarianism: Understanding People’s Resistance to Ebola Responses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo Research Brief 9:

Crise foncière et réponses des acteurs en République Démocratique du Congo [FRANÇAIS]

Land Crisis and Stakeholders’ Responses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [ENGLISH]

Congo Research Brief 10: 

 Returning to Society: Insights from a Survey on the Return and Reintegration of Former Combatants in South Kivu