Brussels/Nairobi Arthur Kepel is with immense shock and sadness that International Crisis Group announces the sudden death of our dear colleague Arthur Kepel, who succumbed to cardiac arrest on 24 January 2010. Arthur, an analyst with Crisis Group for the last two and a half years, dedicated his life to peace in his country, the Congo.

Arthur was truly committed to changing the life of his people for the better, and since he succeeded in so many instances, he will be remembered by many for his drive, bravery and incorruptible vision for his country. He was a fountain of knowledge on the DRC and the region, and an inspiration and teacher to many of us who worked with him. His friends and colleagues will miss him for his good cheer and straightforward advice but will hold dearly the moments they shared with a truly exceptional person. Arthur’s death is an enormous loss to Crisis Group and its Africa program.

Arthur leaves two daughters and two sons. The staff of the International Crisis Group express their deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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