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· November, 2006

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

D.R. of Congo: volcanic eruption

  30 November 2006

Congo Rangers blog has a story about Mount Nyamulagira volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Nyamulagira erupted on Monday 27th at approximately 1930. Ever since, lava from the 1km long fissure has been moving down the western side of the volcano towards Sake, a small town 25km west...

D.R. of Congo: volcanic eruption

  29 November 2006

There is a volcanic eruption in Eastern DRC, reports Congo Girl: “I went to the website hoping for a photo of the volcano, Mount Nyamulagira, but there was only a photo of lava covering Goma that came from Mount Nyiragongo in 2002. The expert cited in the IRIN report stated...

D.R. of Congo: Bemba should concede defeat

  28 November 2006

“…the time has come for Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to concede defeat,” writes Eye on Africa following the rejection of a legal challenge to last month's presidential run-off election by the Democratic Republic of Congo's Supreme Court.

DRC: Insurrection in North Kivu

  28 November 2006

UDPS Liege wrote yesterday (Fr): “According to the UN Mission in the Congo (MONUC), fighting resumed this Monday morning at Kasengezi, about 20 kilometers from Goma. UN troops from India intervened using helicopters and ground operations to bring the men loyal to [General Nkunda] back to their positions near Sake,...

DRC: “Bemba was to be defeated”

  28 November 2006

In a long post about Kinshasa's fervor for Bemba despite his defeat, Le Blog du Congolais writes (Fr):”It was written and we knew it: Bemba was to be defeated, for a reason or another. The court however did not this time around have to find the reason. Bemba's lawyers did...

D.R. of Congo: Bemba's election challenge update

  28 November 2006

“Before declaring the definitive outcome, the Supreme Court rejected Bemba’s challenge for lack of proof (the burden of proof being on the claimant). The CEI was found to have acted legally and transparently. One claim – that Kabila had spent government funds on his investiture ceremony – was regarded as...

DRC: Supreme Court in Flames

  22 November 2006

Le Blog du Congolais posted a declaration by Union pour la Nation (UPN) stating (Fr) that partisans of defeated candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba who had gathered at the Supreme Court to hear an official report on part of the results

D.R. of Congo: post-election violence

  22 November 2006

Light in the Heart of Darkness writes about post-election violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, “Protests outside the Supreme Court erupted in violence when several hundred Bemba supporters turned to arson. Several vehicles, including a police car, and the court building itself were caught in the path. Police...

DRC: Bemba Contests Election Results

  21 November 2006

In the aftermath of the announcement that Joseph Kabila has won elections, Sanaga Peregrinations wonders (Fr) whether the DRC can afford the contestation of results promised by loosing candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba: ” Only a couple of days ago, the two rivals were hand in hand and each claimed that they...

D.R. of Congo: election update

  15 November 2006

The camp of the former rebel leader, Jean-Pierre Bemba, will not keep its promise, “It said in a statement, that if the CEI had cheated, they would not feel bound to comply with an earlier promise to respect the outcome of the election.” And a news round-up following the presidential...

D.R. of Congo: sign painters

  13 November 2006

What do you do if you want a public sign for your business in Kinshasa?, “For the most part, here in Kinshasa, if you want a sign advertising what you are selling, you don't get a poster from the company, you hire a sign painter.”

DRC: Opposition Reaction to Early Runoff Speculation

  13 November 2006

UDPS Liege, the Belgium-based blog of opposition party UDPS posted a press relase in reaction to early speculation that Joseph Kabila (a.k.a Hyppolite Kanambe) may have won the October runoff election in the DRC. Le comité directeur de la Dynamique UDPS Liège s’est réuni en session extraordinaire ce samedi 11...

Congo, France: Prix Renaudot Awarded to Alain Mabanckou

  11 November 2006

Sanaga Peregrinations announces (Fr) that the prestigious literary Renaudot Prize was awarded to Congolese novelist Alain Mabanckou for his novel Memoires de Porc-Epic [Porcupine Memories]. Explains the blog: “Fine storyteller, Mabanckou takes the voice of a porcupine who confides in his friend the baobab and tells him of his life...

DRC: BanaCongo Rejects Official Election Results

  10 November 2006

Looking ahead to the publication of election results, UDPS Liege publishes a BanaCongo declaration stating (Fr): “Pressure group BanaCongo asks the Congolese people to remain vigilent and ready to vigorously protest the election results that the Western media are generally publishing to put the people to sleep.”

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