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· February, 2010

Stories about D.R. of Congo from February, 2010

20 February 2010

Coup in Niger: Bloggers sigh in relief at the ousting of President Tandja

On Thursday, February 18th a coup d'état took place in Niger, in which President Mamadou Tandja was captured after a gun battle in the capital. A few months ago Tandja...

Congo: The Coltan Conflict is in Our Hands (and Cellphones)

Coltan, columbo-tantalite, is a mineral used to make resistors in our cellphones, video games, computers and home electronics. Like blood diamonds, its mining has not only caused ecological damage, human...

Africa: When language reflects life

17 February 2010

Africa: Colonialism alive and well after 50 years of independence

2010 will mark the 50th year of francophone African countries' independence from Belgium and France. While official celebrations are under way, debate about colonialism, past and present, is simmering on...