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· January, 2006

Stories about D.R. of Congo from January, 2006

Africa: Masks

007 in Africa introduces us to Bruce the mask seller…”He used to work for the Art Museum that shut down during civil strifes, roaming the country far and wide to...

Zimbabwe–Great Lakes Blog Roundup

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe, the last of Africa's “big men” turns 82 late next month. Members of the ruling ZANU-PF have begun murmuring about ambitous plans for an extravagant birthday bash...

DRC: Patrice Lumumba

The Trials & Tribulations of a Freshly-Arrived Denizen reminds us that we should not forget Patrice Lumumba...”Today, I say SHAME to Belgium for having killed this man, and SHAME to...

DRC: thousands flee armed clashes

Coalition for Darfur reports that thousands are fleeing as DRC troops clash with militia armies in the east.

DRC: Belgium

Black Star Journal comments on objections to the trial of former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, taking place in Belgium stating “But if one is going to get outraged at Belgian...

DRC: Constitution accepted

Congo Watch reports that the people of the DRC have voted in favour of the new constitution which will lead to elections in March

007 in Africa writes about the problems of having drugs delivered to the DRC….no addresses to speak of, almost impossible to get photos taken, too few staff and a scanner?...

DRC: fighting stigma of rape

Passion of the Present points to an article on women in the DRC who are fighting the stigma of rape.

Covering DRC & Darfur

My Hearts in Accra comments on the lack of coverage of the DRC and Darfur and provides a few links on both.

DRC: referendum untruths

15 fun tidbits on the Congolese referendum.… 007 in Africa lists 15 “wholly untrue tid bits from various new sources”….1) Most people have not had enough information on the ConstitutionSource:...

Congo: International aid

Breaking Hearts in the Heart of Darkness by aid worker in the Congo adds her commentary to the article by Paul THEROUX on ” international aid to the third world“……My...

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