Democratic Republic of the Congo

The STAND Digest makes it easy to stay up-to-date on everything that happens around Canadian foreign policy, the Sudans and the DRC.  Every month, our team of researchers and analysts put together a document containing everything you need to know, in addition to including Stand’s top policy recommendations for the Canadian government. This month, we… Read More


Yesterday marked a huge step forward for Canada, as MP Paul Dewar of the NDP tabled a federal bill on conflict minerals, asking companies for transparency and accountability when sourcing minerals from the Great Lakes Region & Congo! The Conflict Minerals Act (Bill C-486) was introduced to the Canadian House of Commons at a press release yesterday. The bill seeks… Read More


A summary of the news from the Sudans and the DRC the past two weeks. Click on the title for the full article. Sudan & South Sudan U.N. Agrees with Amnesty International: South Sudan’s Army Committing Human Rights Abuses On October 4, the United Nations in South Sudan (UNMISS) expressed its support for Amnesty International’s… Read More


A summary of the news from the Sudans and the DRC the past two weeks. Click on the title for the full article. SUDAN & SOUTH SUDAN Sudanese Plane Crash Kills All Passengers, Including State Officials “Bad weather conditions” are said to be the cause of the no-survivor plane crash in the mountains near Talodi… Read More


A summary of the news from the Sudans and the DRC the past two weeks. Click on the title for the full article. SUDAN & SOUTH SUDAN Sudans End Oil Dispute On August 4, Sudan and South Sudan reportedly resolved one of the most important disputes that had brought these two countries close to war—compensation… Read More