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· July, 2010

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

D.R. of Congo: What was Joseph Kabila thinking?

What was Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, thinking?: “According to local and Belgian press, he [Kabila] gave Belgian Queen Paola a diamond necklace, earrings and bracelet on the occasion of Congo's 50th anniversary celebrations. A bit of a PR catastrophe.”

USA and Congo: Nicholas Kristof and Western coverage of Africa

  19 July 2010

Bunmi joins the debate over New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's admission that he tends to focus on the ‘white foreigner as savior, black African as victim’ story in his Africa coverage. “I wonder if a story about some crisis in America would hold any interest for, let's say, Congolese...

D.R. of Congo: From Texas to Kivu

  13 July 2010

Texas in Africa shares his experience as a researcher in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “My research in the DRC is about social services, which means that when I'm here, I spend a lot of time in church offices. Religious groups run almost all of what's left of the DRC's...

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African Soldiers on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day

  9 July 2010

France's invitation to the armed forces of former colonies to join the parade on the Champs Elysees on July 14 is a subject of great controversy among African bloggers. Many wonder what is the point of having former colonies there and why are many north African nations not invited.

D.R of Congo: Remembering Kimpa Vita

  3 July 2010

“Today is the anniversary of the death of Kimpa Vita who together with her baby (Kembo Dianzenza va Kintete) and her boyfriend, were burned to death on July 2nd 1706 by the Catholic church,” writes Sokari at Black Looks.

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D. R. of Congo: Independence Cha Cha

  2 July 2010

The Democratic Republic of Congo is celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence from Belgian rule. As the state proudly wheeled out some expensive new military hardware for the delectation of visiting dignitaries, bloggers Kakaluigi and Congo Miliki describe the parades in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, while other Congolese bloggers reminisce about the era of independence.

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