IDP camp appeared around MONUSCO base in Kitshanga after heavy fighting broke between APCLS and FARDC, it is estimated that 5000 peoples where displaced and at least 90 where killed, the 7th of March 2013.   © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Congo’s Deepening Crisis

The McCain Institute for International Leadership

1800 I Street NW

Eighth Floor Event Pavilion

Washington, DC 20006

February 26, 2018

12:00 P.M. ET

On February 26, 2018, the McCain Institute hosted a panel of experts to discuss the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their discussion ranged from the scale of those displaced by conflict, delayed elections and continuing political and civil unrest.

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David Masomo
Co-Founder and Director of Mavuno (North Kivu, DRC)


Tony Gambino
Executive Director, Panzi Foundation
Former USAID Mission Director for DRC


Stephen Hilbert
Foreign Policy Adviser for Africa and Global Development
Office on International Justice and Peace
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Rudy Massamba
Program Officer, Central Africa
National Endowment for Democracy



Paul Fagan
Director of Human Rights and Democracy Programs
The McCain Institute for International Leadership