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· December, 2008

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

DRC: Football match to raise money for war-ravaged Kivu

Tomorrow in Kinshasa, the Congolese national football and a team of Congolese footballers from abroad will play a match to raise money for victims of the violence in the east...

DRC: A “Gloomy” Christmas in Kinshasa

Cedric Kalonji writes about his "gloomy" Christmas in Kinshasa. With the economic crisis, it seemed like many kinois weren't up for celebrating.

MSF's Top 10 Humanitarian Crises in 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....

DR Congo: Aid Worker killed in North Kivu

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...

DR Congo: Aid worker killed in Bukavu

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...

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

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...

DR Congo: Human Rights and Gender Violence Situation in North Kivu

Today is International Human Rights Day as well as the last day of the campaign "16 days of activism against gender violence" but in many parts of the world there's...

DR Congo: Subversive photo montages

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...

Rwanda's ‘colonization’ of Congo

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.”  

Video:What image opened your eyes to human rights?

The sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is on December 10th, and Witness' The Hub team has put together a video that responds to the question: What...

DRC: Cartoons satirize Congolese politics

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...

D.R. Congo: Journalist's murder highlights fragile democracy

While fighting continues in the North Kivu province of the DR Congo in spite of a well-publicised ceasefire, in the relatively peaceful neighboring province of South Kivu yet another journalist...

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