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· October, 2006

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

DRC Elections: Candidate Billboards

After carefully breaking down the billboards of presidential runoff candidates, Sanaga Peregrinations concludes that Joseph Kabila stands for peace and reconstruction and sends a message that he ‘belongs’ (he has...

D.R of Congo: election photos

“In honor of the next-to-last stage in DR Congo's efforts to elect a new president (Inauguration of the president-elect is scheduled for early December), I bring you three photos from...

DRC, Belgium: Anti-Kabila Demonstration

Congolese demonstrating in Brussels last weekend. Photo by Etienne Ngandu. In anticipation of the presidential runoff taking place this Sunday, October 29 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, opposing Jean-Pierre...

Togo, Congo, France: Failed Diaspora or Simply Depression?

France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reposts (Fr) an email allegedly authored by Kabiona-Kaseke, a Congolese lamenting the failures of the African diaspora. Says the email: “Diaspora, we have failed in...

Video exposes child-soldier's identity

If you've seen the guidelines for this site, you'll know that there are types of footage that we wouldn't post, and circumstances surrounding the shooting of particular videos that mean...

D.R of Congo: challenges of building a hospital

The Congolese-born basketball star, Dikembe Mutombo, talking about his experience building a hospital in his home country: “The big question was: Why do you want to be the first one...

Congo DRC: Killer Coltan

Killer Coltan is a film by the Congolese journalist/blogger, Mvemba Dizolele, about the coltan trade in Congo DRC: “Events in war-torn Congo may seem remote, but they are no further...

DRC: AMP Conference in Belgium

UDPS Liege warns (Fr) that an AMP conference entitled “Elections: Second Round in the Congo” that took place in Belgium today was really a “conference to buy the conscience of...

Congo-Brazzaville: Should a Colonizer Be Honored Like a Founding Father?

For me, this De Brazza business is like someone telling you: “We got the crap beaten out of us, but at least De Brazza put on some vaseline while the...

Africa: rice and neo-colonialism

What has rice got to do with neo-colonialism in Africa? Mining Exploration has the answer: “Africa is home to 8% of the world’s oil reserves, which has prompted Beijing to...

Congolese Political Activists Accuses Congolese and Belgium Governments of Wiretapping

At the UDPS Liege blog (Fr), Samy Musampa Batena Babo of the Congolese political party Union for Democracy and Social Progress alledges that the Belgian and Congolese governments have been...

Congolese Blogger on Darfur

At Forum Realisance (Fr), Congolese blogger Musengeshi Katata takes France, Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger, Christianity, radical Islam and the black African elite to task for the conflict in Darfur: “Darfur...

DRC: UDPS of Benelux Won't Support Bemba

On their blog, the UDPS of Benelux announces they will not support Jean-Pierre Bemba, incumbent Joseph Kabila's opponent in the October run-off election, even though they are staunchly anti-Kabila.

D.R. of Congo: run for Congolese women

Run for Congolese women, via Congo Voices.

Biracial in Nazi Germany

Musengeshi Katata writing at the Congolese blog, Forum Realisance (Fr), reviews the film Neger, neger, Schornsteinfeger, an illustration of “racism and its social and ideological absurdity” based on the true...

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