Stories about D.R. of Congo from 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.
007 in Africa collects brightly printed local textiles, while Congo Girl seems to specialise in cloth with a Catholic theme.
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 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...
Black Looks reports that Congolese human rights activist Pascal Kabungulu was murdered this weekend.