Author Archives: David Kigozi

Republic of Congo: counting the social cost of recent elections and political violence

TweetIt may not be easy to determine the social cost of the recent presidential elections and ensuing violence in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville) but it is evident that it was quite high. On 16 April, following his victory … Continue reading

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Burundi on the brink: what happened to early warning?

TweetAs previously reported by the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), Burundian President Nkurunziza’s decision in late April to run for a third term triggered protests and violence in Bujumbura and set the stage for an attempted coup (see Suicidal for … Continue reading

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Refugee economies: misplaced extrapolation?

TweetIt is always good when research undermines the image of refugees as victims. However, there is a fine line between promoting a positive image of refugees and underestimating the levels of hardship that many face. A report released in June … Continue reading

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Congolese “Refugees” and Freedom of Movement in the Kampala Urban Space

Tweet“My heart is crying that during the prime of life when I and my family should be enjoying life; eating well, dressing well, living well… this is the time we are refugees, wasting our lives and it hurts so much. … Continue reading

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The silent and unseen displacement in the DRC

TweetInfrastructural development projects disrupt the lives of thousands of people every year without much attention paid to the human cost. In fact, it is widely believed that up to 80 million people have been displaced by the construction of large … Continue reading

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