· June, 2007

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

D.R. Congo: Who profits from underdevelopment?

  22 June 2007

“A half-century of mistakes and political instability has pulled the rug out from under one of the potentially richest countries on the planet,” Du Cabiau à Kinshasa writes of D.R. Congo. Du Cabiau à Kinshasa blames 30 years of Mobutu and those who benefit from underdevelopment (Fr), namely state monopolies...

D.R. of Congo: Rhumba stars of today and yesterday

  13 June 2007

As Francois recently observed in Du Cabiau à Kinshasa [Fr], “Music and dance probably share the podium with Jesus among the top reasons for living for a majority of the Congolese people.” For a hint of the obsessive enthusiasm with which Congolese music fans trade gossip about the star musicians and debate their merits, you only have to visit forums such as AfroMix, AfricaAmbience and CongoPage [Fr]. However, despite the massive popularity of Congolese music all over Africa, the blogosphere remains relatively quiet on the subject.

D.R. of Congo: Bring an end to the impunity enjoyed by our politicians

  4 June 2007

Bana Congo calls on the Congolese people to “rise up” and bring an end to impunity, publishing a list of Congolese politicians and their “crimes” [Fr].  Some readers praised the list and offered their own additions. One reader called the idea naive, writing “this list could be published and engraved...

D.R. of Congo: More Violence in Eastern Congo

  4 June 2007

Kakaluigi continues blogging about the worsening security situation in eastern Congo along the Rwandan border, writing about an attack at Kaniola [Fr] in which a girl less than ten years old was raped and a pregnant woman eviscerated.  MP Vicky Katumwa of the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD)...

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