Congo

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#49
18

Communities at risk

Lari, M'Boshi, Aka

Summary

Congo ranked 49th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose 18 places from 2017’s ranking. In the Republic of Congo restrictions on freedom of speech, press, assembly and association remain in place, alongside continued unlawful killings, politically motivated disappearances and poor treatment of detainees. Armed conflict between security forces and so-called Ninja rebels continued in Pool, where the government… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2018 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts1
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0187
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance7.2
Rise of factionalized elites6.7
Voice and Accountability-1.16
Political Stability-0.566
Rule of Law-1.042
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL10.147

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

Congo ranked 49th in 2018’s Peoples under Threat index and rose 18 places from 2017’s ranking.

In the Republic of Congo restrictions on freedom of speech, press, assembly and association remain in place, alongside continued unlawful killings, politically motivated disappearances and poor treatment of detainees. Armed conflict between security forces and so-called Ninja rebels continued in Pool, where the government has conducted military operations and both sides have been accused of abuses against civilians. More than 80,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the area still live in dire conditions. Whether a ceasefire signed in December between the government and the rebels will halt the country’s rise in the index is yet to be seen.