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· August, 2005

Stories about D.R. of Congo from August, 2005

D.R. of Congo: Girls in armies

25 August 2005

Congo Girl picks up on a Save the Children report that 12,500 girls are currently involved with both government and non-government troops in the D.R. of Congo, but are seen as “wives” and camp-followers, and are rejected by both their former communities and rehabilitation programs for child soldiers.

D.R. of Congo: Textile crazy

23 August 2005

007 in Africa collects brightly printed local textiles, while Congo Girl seems to specialise in cloth with a Catholic theme.

D.R. of Congo: Deaths and rapes

19 August 2005

Eugene at Coalition for Darfur points to a news item from Xinhua saying that 2,500 were killed and 1,500 raped in the D.R. of Congo in the first half of this year.

The BBC sponsors African blogs

  8 August 2005

The BBC has a long tradition of encouraging readers and listeners of their Africa service to talk about their views of the continent, running features like “Why I Love Africa”, where Africans and afrophiles are invited to share their positive visions of the continent. They've recently gone a step farther...

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