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Arms and ammunitions factories in Africa

Africa’s domestic defence industry remains relatively unknown. Therefore, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) and Omega Research Foundation compiled a database of the main entities comprising this industry: arms and ammunition production and assembly factories, companies responsible for management of said factories, as well as importing companies. This map was made to give a better […]

Central African Republic – Ouham-Pende Basemap

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Each year the annual migration of transnational transhumance through the prefecture of Ouham-Pende, in northwestern Central African Republic (CAR), uproots a deep-seated mistrust between nomadic and sedentary communities. Escalating militancy and environmental pressures in the region has only amplified these issues in recent years.    These maps, created by IPIS, detail the towns, villages, roads, […]

Annual Report 2017

In its 2017 annual report, IPIS gives an overview of its research projects and activities. It covers the four research programmes that IPIS focusses on: natural resources, arms trade, conflict mapping and business and human rights.  IPIS explains among others its mapping work of artisanal mining sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo,  its work […]

Voix du Congo: “Etude sur l’orpaillage et l’utilisation du mercure dans l’exploitation minière artisanale en Ituri”

Une publication de la série VOIX DU CONGO Cette publication, par “L’Association des Exploitants Miniers Artisanaux pour la Pacification et Reconstruction de l’Ituri” (AEMAPRI asbl), présente une étude sur l’orpaillage et l’utilisation du mercure dans la Province de l’Ituri.  La Province de l’Ituri est une des provinces de la République Démocratique du Congo qui regorge de ressources ; notamment l’or, […]

Ground-based incident reporting in Eastern DRC

In January 2018, IPIS and its partner CEGEMI (a Bukavu-based research institute) launched a two-year project founded by EPRM to advance incident reporting and community participation in responsible sourcing through cooperative and CSO capacity enhancement in Eastern DR Congo gold sector. “First field visit to identify potential cooperative to be part of project activities.” Copyright: […]