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· June, 2006

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

Africa: World Cup Report Card

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...

DRC: Life of a child miner

Congo Voices post photos and writes on “A Day in the life of a child miner” in the DRC.

DRC: France-Based UDPS Member Released

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...

DRC: Displacement in Katanga

Because We are Here reports from the DRC on displaced people in the Katanga region who have been trying to escape yet another group of militias.

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

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...

DRC: Kishasa on Google Earth

Kim Gjerstad reports that Google Earth has mapped DRC capital Kinshasa

DRC: Kudos to Le Monde

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...

Africa: What Internet Brings

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...

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

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...

DRC: News roundup

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

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...

France, Various Africa, Middle East: France goes easy on mercenary

“The French again have demonstrated that crimes committed abroad in developing nations shouldn't necessarily be punished,” writes an outraged Fontaine, who reports that a French mercenary, who has also been...

DRC: Child soliders in Katanga Province

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...

DRC: UDPS Sends Delegations to its Diaspora Branches

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...

DRC: Opposition Protest in Kinshasa Today

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...

Voices from Zimbabwe and the Great Lakes

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...

DRC: Pregnant 10 Year-Old?

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...

DRC: Towards a Secession of Katanga Province?

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...

DRC Roundup: Elections, Mining Corruption, Peacekeepers & More

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...

African Vibrations

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...

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