January 21, 2019

The Democratic republic of the Congo officially has a new leader. Felix Tshisekedi, son of long time opposition candidate Étienne Tshisekedi, has taken the helm from Joseph Kabila in a contested election.

Whether this is democracy in action or damage mitigation by the o...

January 11, 2019

After a twelve year hibernation, democracy may have finally awakened in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On December 30th 2018 the Congolese populous finally went to the ballot box to decide on the next president of the DRC.

This marks a spectacular win for democra...

December 5, 2018

On August 1st of this year, Ebola returned for a tenth time to the Democratic Republic of Congo. 444 cases have been reported and the virus has already taken 260 lives in North Kivu province. This marks only a slight improvement to the mortality rate from the 2014 Afri...

January 29, 2018

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the leading cause of death is diarrheal diseases, accounting for 12% of the overall deaths in the country. In second place is lower repertory infections with 11%, and in third place is malaria with 7%. What do all three of these...

December 26, 2017

As highlighted in our 2017 annual report, student engagement is one of the main goals that the Nyantende Foundation will be focusing on in the upcoming year. We believe that student life is so much more than what goes on in the classroom, and that education also encomp...

November 13, 2017

An ongoing issue plaguing citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also referred to as the DRC, is their corrupt and unjust political situation. Elections were scheduled to be held in 2016, but the country’s president, Joseph Kabila, refused to step down from...

November 8, 2017

On November 5th, our Co-Founder Spencer and the Director of Congo Leadership Initiative East Region, Emmanuel Baraka, spoke in front of the students currently supported by Nyantende Foundation at the organization's annual assembly. The purpose of the assembly was three...

March 27, 2017

Within the DRC, the United Nations has committed up to 19,000 peace keepers who aid countries who have been torn by conflict by implanting programs which help to create lasting conditions for peace. The UN troops are typically comprised of civilian, police and military...

February 6, 2017

February 6th will mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. FGM is defined by the World Health Organization as “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital or...

February 3, 2017

Official reports released from representatives of the Ugandan government reveal that over a hundred members of the M23 have fled from a camp in Uganda where they are being temporarily held. The former rebels had been detained in a camp in Uganda as a result of a deal s...

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