Cows and Guns: Cattle-Related Conflict and Armed Violence in Fizi and Itombwe, Eastern DR Congo
Source: Journal of Modern African Studies, 2017
Author(s): Judith Verweijen and Justine Brabant
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Weapons, Waste, and Pollution
This paper analyses the role of cattle in the entwined dynamics of conflict and violence in the Fizi and Itombwe region of South Kivu province, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. On the one hand, agropastoral conflict intensifies armed mobilisation, allowing armed groups to draw upon particular conflict...