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· April, 2006

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

DRC: T.I. Petition & Elections Debate

“Master of the Universe,” a threat to Kabila? By Etienne Ngandu Today UDPS Liege echoes an AFP article announcing the presidential election will take place July 30. The election was...

DRC Diaspora: UDPS Wallonie May 1st Forum

On May 1st, UDPS Wallonie will hold a conference in Liege, Belgium to explain why UDPS will not partake in the upcoming DRC elections, says (FR) UDPS Liege. Details are...

DRC: Blogger Wants to Petition T.I.

Blogger Tony Katombe proposes (FR) on Prince du Fleuve du Congo that he and compatriots from the country and abroad petition Transparency International to “investigate the allegations of the implication...

DRC: UDPS Predicts “Electoral Comedy”, “Terror”

UDPS Liege discourages (FR) the Congolese from taking part in the upcoming “electoral comedy” unless of course certain conditions are met. They predict that “Joseph Kabila will be elected on...

DRC: Report Says Ruling Party Received Illegal Corporate and State Funds

NIZA, a Dutch NGO, published a report alleging President Kabila's party (PPRD) is illegally funded by private enterprises of the Katanga region and has received government funds, says (FR) Le...

DRC: “A Poem From My Heart”

Lines from a poem posted (FR) by Prince du Fleuve du Congo: “Son of this Sacred Land, I cry for your misfortune/Yet for your salvation, I fight with fortitude.”

Image from DRC: Kobolo Humor

A Kobolo is a public transportation vehicle in the DRC. It is also the Congolese word for trunk. Photo courtesy Le Renouveau Congolais. In a humorous photo essay, Le Renouveau...

African music #7

Nothing beats a music festival. You meet like the music lovers, people interested in the genre and enjoy the good party vibe. And though you know the lineup in advance...

DRC: Cardinal Asks Congolese to Protect DRC From Foreigners

Archbishop of Kinshasa, Cardinal Etsou, asked Congolese to protect their country from foreigners, reports (FR)Renouveau Congolais. “You have left this beautiful country to foreigners who are carving it out” said...

DRC: Informal vs. Official World Order

UDPS Liege contrasts (FR) the official world order (UN and other international bodies) to the informal world order (multinational corporations and secret service agencies). According to the informal world order,...

DRC: convictions for rape

Adventures of an Armchair Traveller reports on the conviction of “seven former Mouvement Pour la liberation du Congo (MLC) (or Armed Forces of the DR Congo (FARDC)) soldiers of the...

DRC: UDPS Reiterates Political Muscle

In a post titled “UDPS is Congolese Political Gold”, UDPS Liege writes (FR) “we are the depositaries of democracy in our country. […] UDPS has not agreed to any alliances...

DRC: sexual violence

Congo Watch has a report on the ongoing sexual violence in the DRC – some horrific stories.

DRC: UDPS Protest on Monday April 24, 2006

UDPS Liege announces (FR) a peaceful protest to take place Monday, April 24, 2006 in Kinshasa. The Belgium-based opposition party blog explains that UDPS is “determined to receive a favorable...

DRC: Upcoming UDPS Forum in Belgium

Opposition party UDPS will hold a forum entitled “Political Crisis in the DRC and UDPS’ Refusal to Participate in the Electoral Process” on May 1 in Liege-Outremeuse, Belgium, writes (FR)...

DRC: Civil Society Criticizes Electoral Process

Congolese civil society (about 2o organizations) issued an indictment of various national and international institutions involved with the electoral process on Monday, writes (FR) Tony Katombe at Le Blog du...

DRC: HIV/AIDS

Adventures of a Retired Armchair Traveler points to two reports on changes in the church's approach to HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The bad news is couples wanting...

DRC: Building the Demosphere

Blogger Tony Katombe from Le Blog du Congolais invites (FR) readers to sign up for the Demosphere, ” a network of sites, blogs and emails of activists and militants involved...

DRC: More UDPS Revelations

UDPS Spokesman Valentin Mubake was on Congolese TV again. Blogger Tony Katombe explains (FR) that Mubake unveiled attempts by electoral commission head Rev. Malu-Malu to act as a demographer by...

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

Zimbabwe: This is Zimbabwe is involved in a battle of semantics with Eddie cross after the former published this post which questioned some of the numbers put forth by the...

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