Uncovering and understanding the protagonists of the
violence affecting millions of Congolese
Even though the Congo is officially in a post-conflict period, armed violence is a daily concern for millions here. 4.8 million Congolese were displaced at the end of 2019, more than even at the height of the official war, and over 130 armed groups are based in the two Kivu provinces alone. Our research tries to understand the reasons behind this violence, with a focus on the Kivus and the Kasaïs, in order to figure out how to solve it.