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Old shoes and OMO: cracking the problem of urban water in Goma

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Community water committee, Goma. Picture: Chris Pycroft/DFID.

Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must be one of the most difficult environments to deliver clean water. The city is built on the lava flows from nearby active volcanoes (the last major eruption was …

Peace in the DRC - dealing with local conflicts

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Leaders from 11 countries met yesterday (Sunday 24th Feb) in Addis Ababa and signed a Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework agreement intended to bring peace to the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. After nearly a year of renewed fighting in …

What economics can (and can’t) tell us, part 2: Getting the best deals

I don’t know about you but I always dread “that time of the year” when I have to revise all my contracts – home insurance, energy, water, and so on.  I dread it so much that I usually stick to the …