Alex Ntung

Alex Ntung is a PhD researcher at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, UK. He is investigating the interplay between religious leaders, politics and ethnic identity crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and examining their role, influence, and place in (de-)escalating ethnic based conflict in eastern DRC. He has occupied several senior responsibilities in the public and community sector. Internationally, for the last ten years, Alex has been involved in research-based consulting services, including Political Economy Analyses (PEA). His work supports various International agencies and donors (including the UK Government Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and USAID). His PEA work serves as a tool to enhance the effectiveness of international development agencies’ policy support to developing countries. He has also been involved in political mediation for civil society organisations in some conflict-affected areas, for which provides insights into issues of war, security, and cultural insensitivity in conflict resolution. Alex came in the UK as a refugee. He was born into a family of cattle herders, semi-nomadic, pastoralist people in South Kivu in the DRC.

Recent publications:

The Language and Culture Guide, and Education in a Diverse UK). Published by Migrant Communications:
Dynamics of Local Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Challenges  Ahead for President Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo:
DRC Congo: Six reasons why President Joseph Kabila will not relinquish power on 23 December 2018:
A Hidden War in DRC, Burundi Crisis and Great Lakes Geopolitics. Published in MO Belgique, 10 May 2016:   Congo: Kabila Reshuffles his Military Pack - African Arguments: