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· May, 2007

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

D.R. of Congo: Park rangers attacked by rebels

“At 4h00 this morning Mai Mai rebels attacked the Burusi Patrol Post here in Virunga, leaving one park ranger dead, four critically wounded, as well as kidnapping Officer Monya. There...

New Book Examines Causes of the D.R. of Congo's Political Instability

Congopage offers a brief review of a new book by Gilbert Dzassabi, a lieutenant-colonel of the Congolese Air Force (Congo-Brazzaville) who studied in Russia and later in France, where he...

DRC: Congolese Curious About Money Ocean's 13 Stars Raised for Darfur

Bien au Bout… writes about his neighbor, Karim, who asked to be shown photographs of Brad Pitt and George Clooney (Fr). Apparently, Karim was listening to the BBC and heard...

D.R. of Congo: Should Christian Revivalist Churches Be Encouraging Political Activism?

Continuing an age-old debate--is religion the "opium of the people" or can it be a catalyst for social change?--Congolese blogger Blaise Mantoto at UDPS Liege says the Congo’s Christian revivalist...

D. R. Congo: Park Rangers Attacked, Flying over Katanga, Music meets Social Activism, and Ants 2 – Brian 0

Access to the Internet in the Democratic Republic of Congo is gradually improving (World Bank figures suggest there are already over 6 million users), but will remain prohibitively expensive as...

Congolese Youth Organization Takes President Joseph Kabila to Task

Kakaluigi posts an open letter (Fr) from COJESKI, an umbrella of Congolese youth organizations, demanding President Joseph Kabila: end the incursions and occupations of Congolese villages by foreign troops from...

Bukavu on the Congolese-Rwandan border: A city at the crossroads of conflict

Kakaluigi, a foreign missionary who has lived in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for 35 years describes a feeling of apprehension about the future...

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Bukavu, a city caught in the middle of many wars

Kakaluigi describes an apprehensive mood (Fr) in Bukavu, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bukavu was caught in the middle of fighting between Tutsi government forces and...

In Search of a Liberation Theology in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Blaise Mantoto at UDPS Liege argues the Congo's Christian revivalist churches encourage political disengagement [Fr] by interpreting “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's” to mean “leave politics to...

Conservation 2.0: Congo Park Rangers Bring Global Attention To Endangered African Wildlife

Conservation, like many other areas of our professional, political and social life, is currently adapting to new trends in information and communication technologies. Despite the colossal digital divide that exists...

D.R. of Congo: Congo's forgotten women

A post about Congo's forgotten women in the Sub-Saharan Africa Roundtable: “In 2001, after a disastrous misadventure in the Congo, Ugandan troops trekked back home with a cargo of hundreds...

D.R. of Congo: Army to train at World Heritage Site

Congo Rangers report that the Congolese Army is planning on setting up a military training camp at a World Heritage Site: The Congolese military are going to set up a...

DRC: UDPS’ Early Report Card for Kabila

UDPS Liège posts an interview with Rachel Kabua Atwele, a Belgium-based UDPS sympathizer. She says [Fr]: “Let's not kid ourselves, dictatorship is alive and well. Those who believed in the...

Africa: global promotion of African businesses

Wenze Business Report: “As you can see this is not just a one-African-country promotion, it's a global promotion of African businesses in the African continent, around its Diasporas, as well...

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