Rosette Sifa Vuninga is a PhD fellow in History at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Town, South Africa. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) doctorate scholarship. Her PhD dissertation focuses on ethno-regionalism among Congolese immigrants in Cape Town, particularly the feuds between Congolese from Kivu and those from Kinshasa living in Cape Town in the post-Mobutu era. Rosette has been a member of an APN-funded Collaborative Working Group since June 2016, working on a comparative study: "From Networks of Violence to Networks of Peace: Armed Youth Violence," across five African countries.

South Africa | March 14, 2017

Combattants: Activists or Criminals? A Reflection on Ethnoregionalism and Political Violence among Congolese Immigrants in South Africa

Most studies on African immigrants in South Africa focus on xenophobia, illegal immigration, and corruption within the South African Department of Home Affairs,1 while leaving unexamined some aspects of immigrants’ everyday life in the country. Saint José Inaka highlights “ethno-regionalism and political conflicts among immigrants” as one issue that existing studies have glossed over.2 Inaka’s […]

Congolese protesting against Kabila in Paris on February 18, 2012. Photo credit to Jelena Prtoric. Taken on February 18, 2012. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. No modifications have been made. Original photo: