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:

Websites

An excellent resource from Friends of Congo http://www.friendsofthecongo.org/index.php

Commentary by Human Rights Watch http://www.hrw.org/africa/democratic-republic-congo

Campaigning by the Enough Project http://www.enoughproject.org/conflicts/eastern_congo

And http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org

Campaigning by Falling Whistles http://www.fallingwhistles.com

Interesting reports on armed groups from the Usalama project http://riftvalley.net/node/325#.UxYhzdwYJY4

The Congo Research Group maintains an interesting blog http://congoresearchgroup.org/category/congo-siasa/

http://congoresearchgroup.org

There’s lots of stuff on Wikipedia including an exhaustive chronology of armed groups http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo

French speakers will find up to date news from Radio Okapi http://www.radiookapi.net

News is also available here http://www.mediacongo.net/home.html

And here http://7sur7.cd/new/

Youtube

Friends of Congo have produced several videos including this one on USA involvement https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeCvDIxVsLwb2W0cZLd2e9Q

 Al Jazeera offer regular video reports http://www.aljazeera.com

Vice feature several videos about Kivu and DRC http://www.vice.com

 Books

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