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· June, 2006

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

Africa: World Cup Report Card

  30 June 2006

Says Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme (Fr): “African football is not up to par and its presence in the World Cup is mostly symbolic. Too bad that the numerous individual African talents could not orchestrate a comeback. (…) Why couldn't such talented African football players achieve the same performance in their national...

DRC: France-Based UDPS Member Released

  29 June 2006

UDPS Liege announces (Fr) that “French authorities have come to their senses and freed (…) Yves Muko who was arrested Saturday 6/17/06 at Roissy Charles de Gaulle [airport] by the French police. Through his freeing, French authorities acknowledge the righteousness and nobility of UDPS’ struggle.” The party “nevertheless condemns the...

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

  28 June 2006

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out blog entry. He deplores that African fiction does not count more passages on the different waves of slavery that have...

DRC: Kudos to Le Monde

  27 June 2006

Le Blog du Congolais points to a recent article by Le Monde on mining in the Katanga and says (Fr): “At last, Le Monde has decided to break from the dominant tendency in western media to report on the Congo what they are dictated by biased high European Commissaries, Belgian...

Africa: What Internet Brings

  26 June 2006

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique writes: (Fr)“A book by Cameroonian Jacques Bonjawo, Internet, a Chance for Africa [L'Internet, Une Chance Pour l'Afrique in French] talks about the benefits of new information and communication technologies for Africa. However, the Internet promotes extraversion even if it is a way to make local...

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

  25 June 2006

PAN-AFRICAN Homosexuality in Africa Not a Myth France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reflects on a homophobic movement in Cameroon that sees homosexuality as a suspect new “religion” and concludes: Evidence des temps, l’homosexualité ne peut plus être perçue comme un mythe en Afrique. même moi je l’ai cru longtemps, jusqu’au...

DRC: News roundup

  23 June 2006

Adventures of a Retired Armchair Traveller has a roundup of news from the Democratic Republic of Congo….

Uganda: Museveni, the DRC and Lords Resistance Army

  23 June 2006

Yebo Gogo reports that “Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni wants to invade the Democratic Republic of the Congo to search for Josephy Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army, and he wants the United States’ blessing.”

DRC: Child soliders in Katanga Province

  19 June 2006

Because We're Here has some disturbing photos of captured child soliders that had been operating in Katanga Province in the DRC. “They had been robbing, raping and murdering in Katanga province for months and had displaced over 100,000 people. It had taken months and months for the Congo army to...

DRC: UDPS Sends Delegations to its Diaspora Branches

  16 June 2006

UDPS Liege posts pictures of recent UDPS meetings involving party delegations from Kinshasa in Liege and Anvers, Belgium. It encourages (Fr) its worldwide members to mobilize for June 30, date of the official end of the UN-led transition: “The plumbing is leaking in the Congo and we have matches in...

DRC: Opposition Protest in Kinshasa Today

  14 June 2006

UDPS Liege reposts a MISNA article stating(Fr): “A ‘motorized procession’ (…) is currently heading towards the area of Royal, in the center of Kinshasa. The demonstration headed by Etienne Tshisekedi's UDPS party gathers the partisans of many political parties. They demand once again that political talks take place for an...

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

  12 June 2006

Zimbabwe: Announcing AI's irrepressible.info and explaining why Zimbabwe badly needs the project, Accoustic Motorbike illustrates the impending fate Zimbabwe's bloggers face owing to the new Interception of Communications Bill; So it all works something like this: 1) The army, police, or intelligence service decides that Jane Bloggs is a dubious...

DRC: Pregnant 10 Year-Old?

  10 June 2006

Opposition party blog UDPS Liege posts an email signed by a Gabriel Maindo which blames (Fr) President Joseph Kabila for the unfortunate case of a pregnant 10 year-old: “This is Joseph Kabila's scorecard: a 10 year-old girl prostitutes herself in order to eat. The result is in front of you!...

DRC: Towards a Secession of Katanga Province?

  10 June 2006

Le Blog du Congolais ponders (Fr) the possibility of a secession of Katanga Province : “The neocolonialists have thought of all possible scenarios, especially that of a defeat [in the upcoming presidential election] of the only person who can assure the continuity of their [mining] business, Joseph Kabila, the incumbent....

DRC Roundup: Elections, Mining Corruption, Peacekeepers & More

  9 June 2006

With July 30th elections fast approaching, the blogosphere's attention remains fixed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo's uncertain political future. Congolese opposition bloggers continue their criticism of the elections and of a political transition process they see as unfair, while Western bloggers and expatriates in the Congo write about...

African Vibrations

  5 June 2006

The football fever is on with the World Cup finals round the corner. As is the tradition different countries have come up with their football anthems to cheer on their national teams. To quote Bob Marley “Football Is Music”. A claim playup.org have taken seriously by releasing An Alternative World...

A Monopoly-like Game to Carve out Africa

  5 June 2006

Mocking Africa, a French Monopoly-like game, Kangni Alem repeats the game's description [“Your goal is to explore, to conquer and to develop [the] new colonies. You will be able to betray alliances to exploit the lands of your adversaries, the goal being to own the most land at the end...

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