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· December, 2008

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

MSF's Top 10 Humanitarian Crises in 2008

  23 December 2008

MSF (Doctors without borders) has released its annual list of Top 10 Humanitarian Crises of 2008 and the DR Congo, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Somalia and Ethiopia's Somali region made the cut. Several bloggers have commented on the list, including The Road to the Horizon who noted that there was “no under-reporting...

DR Congo: Aid Worker killed in North Kivu

  18 December 2008

Stop the war in North Kivu reports that an aid worker has been killed in North Kivu: “This time, it has been Boduin Ntamena, 52 years old, a worker of AVSI (Voluntary Association for International Service), an Italian NGO very active in North Kivu. He was killed in an ambush...

DR Congo: Aid worker killed in Bukavu

  14 December 2008

Kakaluigi [Fr] reports that a Congolese aid worker with the NGO International Rescue Committee (IRC) was shot on Thursday night by his home in the center of Bukavu. It's the third person that has been murdered in a similar way in Bukavu in the last couple of weeks.

D.R. Congo: Authorities close Lake Bukavu to fishing

  10 December 2008

Congoblog [Fr] reports on a planned 3-month closure of Lake Bukavu, in eastern Congo:  “This decision by local authorities has upset a number of fishermen on whose fish the town of Bukavu depends and who have no other means of subsistence.  ‘This is an illegal and inhumane decision.  We are going...

DR Congo: Subversive photo montages

  10 December 2008

Art me Africa features the work of Sammy Baloji, a Congolese artist that “extracts b&w images of migrant mine workers from the early 20th Century and superimposes them over contemporary shots of the now abandoned industrial landscape”.

Rwanda's ‘colonization’ of Congo

  8 December 2008

Alex Engwete [Fr] on recent talks in Goma between Congolese and Rwandan officials: “Let's not kid ourselves.  ‘Normalization’ is nothing less than Rwanda's implicit colonization of Congo.”  

DRC: Cartoons satirize Congolese politics

  2 December 2008

It's been just one month since Congolese President Joseph Kabila named a new government in an effort to quell mounting criticism over his inability to quell rebel violence in the east, and many bloggers remain skeptical about the country's future. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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