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[Fahamu]Apparently inspired by last year's massive protests in Burkina Faso that ended the regime of President Blaise Compaore who wanted to extend his rule, Congolese citizens last week poured out into the streets to oppose perceived attempts by President Kabila to hold onto power. The people won. But will Kabila still pursue his ambition?
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:24:49 -0800
[ENOUGH]Geospatial Mapping, Satellites and Predictive Analysis Combats Trafficking, Mass Elephant Slaughter in Garamba National Park
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:24:28 -0800
Violence erupted in Kinshasa as Joseph Kabila allegedly angles for an illicit third term.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:10:22 -0800
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:32:00 -0800
L'opposition congolaise a exigĂ©, hier, la publication d'un calendrier global des scrutins Ă venir, deux jours aprĂ¨s le vote d'une loi Ă©lectorale controversĂ©e ayant provoquĂ© des violences meurtriĂ¨res Ă Kinshasa.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:41:49 -0800
The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced Thursday a fresh offensive against Rwandan ethnic Hutu rebels after weeks of heavy international pressure to act. "Today we're launching new operations against the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda)," General Didier Etumba said in Beni, in the north of North Kivu province. "This is an operation by the FARDC (DRC Armed ...
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:39:57 -0800
Capuchin Father Jean-Bertin Nadonye Ndongo has been named bishop of Lolo, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:33:02 -0800
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's army on Thursday declared the official start of operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels, but a senior army official said combat had not yet begun.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:02:12 -0800
Dikembe Mutombo was an eight-time NBA All-Star renowned for his defense and shot-blocking skills â€” and for his wit and sense of humor. Some people who donâ€™t even follow sports recognize the basketball star from his lighthearted appearances on TV. But few know the 7-foot-2 Mutombo, who at one time played for the Atlanta Hawks, was recently elected to the Centers for Disease Control Foundationâ€™s ...
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:26:39 -0800
UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations said that the United Nations is troubled by reports that the authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are cracking down on unarmed demonstrators and shutting down media outlets.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:26:56 -0800
[IRIN]Nairobi -Aid agencies have sunk hundreds of millions of dollars into eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two decades. But seeing little long-term impact or prospect of stability, some are now calling for an overhaul of the way aid is delivered in the long-troubled region.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:39:28 -0800
The Congolese opposition demanded a clear election timetable on Tuesday after the adoption of a controversial law failed to ease fears President Joseph Kabila was trying to extend his term in office. "We are calling on the national election commission to publish without delay a comprehensive and mutually agreed upon calendar in compliance with the deadlines set out by the constitution," said a ...
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:43:51 -0800
The debilitating political crisis that has wreaked havoc in the Great Lakes region became a top issue of discussion at a recent inter-parliamentary forum in Nairobi, bringing together legislators from 12 African countries within the region. Officially, the meeting was called the 5th Ordinary Session of the Plenary Assembly of the Forum of Parliaments of Member States of the International ...
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:35:50 -0800
Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday called on the government to release all those arrested during recent protests over a contested electoral law.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:04:19 -0800
The EU has gone to great lengths to support stability in the African Great Lakes region, yet there is little return on this investment, writes Bram Dijkstra. Bram Dijkstra is Research Assistant on Africa at the Open Society European Policy Institute. Twenty years after the genocide which dragged Rwanda and its neighbours into a series of brutal conflicts, regional peace and stability remain ...
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:00:06 -0800