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· April, 2010

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

Rwanda: Rwanda suspends newspapers

  17 April 2010

Jason links to a few stories of interest from Rwanda and D.R of Congo: “* Rwanda suspends two newspapers critical of the government for six months, meaning they won't be able to cover the election campaigns – Texas in Africa isn't happy. * An excellent interview of Congolese academic Jean...

D.R. of Congo: Five misconceptions about Congo conflict

  5 April 2010

Jason discusses five misconceptions about the conflict in the D.R. of Congo: “1. The conflict in the DRC is all about minerals. Not quite. The war began in 1996, with three main causes: the collapse of the Zairian state after 32 years of misrule; the spillover from the Rwandan genocide...

D.R. Of Congo; The Jew of Katanga

  4 April 2010

Alex writes about the Jew of Katanga; Moïse Katumbi Katebe Chapwe, a multimillionaire, is the powerful governor of the Province of Katanga, one of the mineral-rich Wild West zones of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Spain: Conguitos Racist Logos in Question

  2 April 2010

On Maneno, a blogging platform dedicated to meet the needs of sub Saharan Africa bloggers, schauzeri wonders why Conguitos, a renown sweets company in Spain,  retained their current logos despite the offensive undertones for Africans [article also available in spanish]. According to schauzeri, The offensive logos, which have been in circulation...

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