The history of Congo and the history of the Kivu region in particular has been told in words, images and film by many people and many organisations.

Here are some references you find helpful:


An excellent resource from Friends of Congo

Commentary by Human Rights Watch

Campaigning by the Enough Project


Campaigning by Falling Whistles

Interesting reports on armed groups from the Usalama project

The Congo Research Group maintains an interesting blog

There’s lots of stuff on Wikipedia including an exhaustive chronology of armed groups

French speakers will find up to date news from Radio Okapi

News is also available here

And here


Friends of Congo have produced several videos including this one on USA involvement

 Al Jazeera offer regular video reports

Vice feature several videos about Kivu and DRC


Congo, The Epic History of a People by David Van Reybrouck

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters by Jason Stearns

Congo by Thomas Turner

King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild

In the Footsteps of Mr Kurz by Michela Wrong