Christoph is a researcher, writer and investigator interested in Central Africa.

He currently works with the Conflict Research Programme at London School of Economics, the Conflict Research Group at Ghent University, the Groupe d’Etudes de Conflit et Sécurité Humaine at CERUKI/ISP–Bukavu and the University of Zurich’s Political Geography unit.

Previously, Christoph has served as an armed groups expert in the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo under Security Council resolutions 2293 and 2360 and as a Senior Fellow with the Congo Research Group of the New York University‘s Center on International Cooperation. He has also worked with the Rift Valley Institute’s Usalama Projects (I–III), for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and as lecturer at University of Cologne’s Institute for African Studies and Université Simon Kimbangu of Bukavu.

Together with Congolese colleagues, Christoph co-founded suluhu, a decolonial consulting collective. Having widely published in academic journals, he regularly writes and comments on current affairs, including in Foreign Policy, Washington Post, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Africa is a Country, Jeune Afrique, Financial Times, New York Times, BBC, Reuters, RFI and many others. Christoph speaks English, French, Swahili, Spanish, German, Italian, and broken Lingala.

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