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· April, 2007

Stories about D.R. of Congo from April, 2007

African Journalists on Franco-African Relations

African journalists working in France are calling on the two remaining French presidential candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal, to begin a new chapter in Franco-African relations (Fr), according to...

DRC: Opposition Ends Boycott of Parliament

The Congo's largest opposition party, allied to Jean-Pierre Bemba, President Kabila's main rival in the last presidential election, has ended its boycott of the Congolese parliament. UDPS Liege lays out...

D.R. of Congo: post by park ranger blogger picked up by Voice of America

A blog post by a Congolese ranger about a fellow park ranger who escaped from a rebel group is picked up by Voice of America: “From the post on Tuesday...

D.R. of Congo: the crime of being born a woman

Trailblazer on the plight of women in D.R of Congo: “They may feel that the only crime they have committed was being born into this world as a woman. What’s...

Congo's Rainforest for Sale

Citing an article in the Guardian, Forum Realiance writes that since 2002, American and European companies have been buying up the rights to the Congo's virgin rainforests (Fr), paying less...

DRC: Local Elections Pushed Back to 2008

UDPS Liège is disappointed [Fr] that local elections in the DRC have been postponed to 2008. The blog regrets that they did not take place before presidential ones as was...

DRC: March in Manchester Against Kabila

Le Rénouveau Congolais posts [Fr] pictures of a diaspora march that took place in Manchester, U.K. March 28 against recently elected DRC president Joseph Kabila.

DRC: Recent Attacks on Bemba

Le Blog du Congolais posts an article by Freddy Lokolongo stating [Fr]: “The events of Bas-Congo and more recently attacks on the homes of ex-Vice President Bemba … with the...

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