"Mr. Roadblock". Researcher (DIIS/IPIS). DR Congo, South Sudan, CAR, how things move and why people slow them down.

Joined December 2019
After the death of the Italian ambassador to the DRC, his driver and his guard on Tuesday, @TC_Africa asked me to comment on what elements in Congo's endemic conflict may help explain--the business of kidnapping in eastern Congo or politics? @diisdk @IPISResearch
Violence is endemic in eastern Congo: what drives it bit.ly/2O3aZLD
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In the German city of Göttingen, the temperature jumped from -24°C to 18°C within the span of a single week. To clarify, that is a difference in temperature of 42°C in 7 days. For those who need to hear it again: COVID19 was just the dress rehearsal! haz.de/Nachrichten/Der-Norde…
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W. E. B. Du Bois was born on this day in 1868. In 1900, he created this iconic series of graphs, charts, tables, and maps for the Exposition Universelle in Paris, to present the authentic lives of Black people in the southern Unites States to a world audience.
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Long awaited new eastern Congo armed groups mapping by @GEC_CRG out now!
Voici notre nouveau rapport @KivuSecurity @GEC_CRG sur la situation des groupes armés à l’est du #Congokivusecurity.nyc3.digitaloce… Here is our latest @KivuSecurity @GEC_CRG report on the landscape of armed groups in eastern #DRCkivusecurity.nyc3.digitaloce…
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terrible news, Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in kidnapping attempt in Eastern Congo. No-one claimed the attack, but took place in Virunga Park...
The governor of North Kivu province, Carly Nzanzu Kasivita, told Reuters the assailants stopped the convoy by firing warning shots. They killed the driver and were leading the others into the forest when park rangers opened fire. reuters.com/article/us-congo…
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How is it possible that large-scale resource extraction projects continue unabated in the face of opposition & ecological collapse? The special issue I co-edited w.@DrX_ADunlap in @Pol_Geog_Jl provides some of the answers-see the intro article here: authors.elsevier.com/a/1cWYM…
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How do herding and conflict relate in the Central African Republic's borderlands, and what are the options for peace? Read our new report, a collaboration between @IPISResearch, @Concordis and @diisdk & check out the cool dashboard! diis.dk/en/research/herding-…
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Obscene. Bitcoin's power consumption now outstrips that of Argentina--yes, you read that right--or as much as all tech giants COMBINED.
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Elon Musk now commands a satellite cluster on par with or exceeding space powers US, EU, Russia and China while "SpaceX would not recognise international law on Mars." independent.co.uk/life-style…
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