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· November, 2006

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

D.R. of Congo: volcanic eruption

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...

D.R. of Congo: volcanic eruption

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...

D.R. of Congo: Bemba should concede defeat

“…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...

DRC: Insurrection in North Kivu

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...

DRC: “Bemba was to be defeated”

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...

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

“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...

D.R. of Congo: Bemba's lawyers walk out

11 lawyers representing Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese Presidential-runner up, walk out of the Supreme Court.

D.R. of Congo: post-election analysis

The Salon analyzes the politics of the Democratic Republic of the Congo following the presidential election results.

D.R. of Congo: who set the Supreme Court on fire?

Following the announcement of election results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, some angry voters decided to set the Supreme Court offices on fire. Eye on Africa does not...

DRC: Supreme Court in Flames

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...

D.R. of Congo: post-election violence

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...

DRC: Bemba Contests Election Results

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...

D.R. of Congo: election update

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...

D.R. of Congo: sign painters

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...

DRC: Opposition Reaction to Early Runoff Speculation

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...

Congo, France: Prix Renaudot Awarded to Alain Mabanckou

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,...

DRC: BanaCongo Rejects Official Election Results

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...

DR Congo: presidential election in D.R. of Congo

The way the wind is blowing in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DR Congo: tension in D.R. of Congo

Congo Girl getting worried about Kinshasa and D.R. of Congo.

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