· February, 2008

Stories about D.R. of Congo from February, 2008

D.R. of Congo: Plane wreckage has become part of the urban landscape

  28 February 2008

In October, Du Cabiau Kinshasa wrote about an Antonov plane which went down in Kinshasa, killing three dozen people. This week, he posts a photograph of part of the wreckage, which casually sits somewhere along the road to the airport. “No one is interested in it anymore. The urban jungle...

D.R of Congo: Political manoeuvre by the President

  19 February 2008

Chica writes about the unexpected retirement of 92 magistrates in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “On Friday President Kabila announced out of the blue, seemingly without consulting anyone (except presumably the Minister of Justice), the immediate retirement of 92 magistrates (who were either over 65 or had been magistrates for...

D.R. of Congo: Closer look at peace agreement

  3 February 2008

A closer look at the peace agreement in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Average number of signatures per page: 40, Signatories using blue pens: 35, Signatories using black pens: 3 (Alan Doss, new UN SRSG; Dennis Kalume, Interior Minister; Didier Bitaki Wateshe, Kifuafua Mai Mai group), Signatories using green pens:...

D.R. of Congo: Author and blogger disagree on Congo

  3 February 2008

Kinshasa based blogger, Fred, writes: “Rory MacLean has done me the honour of responding to my recent post, berating him for writing, in a review of Tim Butcher’s Blood River for The Guardian, that ‘there is little difference between the Congo seen by Stanley and by Butcher’, and suggesting that...

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