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· December, 2010

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

China, Congo and Japan: Soccer politics

  29 December 2010

Ministry of Tofu translates Chinese netizens’ reactions over a recent soccer fans riot in Congo. The African soccer fans had mistaken the Japanese referee as Chinese and smashed Chinese-own stores to avenge the partial rule in the football field.

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Tragedy bookends Year 2010 for Francophone Citizen Media

  26 December 2010

It appears that tragedy will bookend yet another year rich in remarkable events in the world of francophone citizen media. The month of January set the tone with the fallout from the earthquake in Haiti and December saw the elections in Cote d'Ivoire take a dramatic turn. Here is the year 2010 reviewed through the lenses of francophone citizen media users.

D. R. of Congo: Ben Affleck wants to make movie about Congo

  23 December 2010

Ben Affleck would like to make a movie about the Democratic Republic of Congo: “With the success of DRC Congo’s star singer Fally Ipupa during the MAMAs, now Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and now Africa advocate Ben Affleck wants to make a movie about the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of...

D. R of Congo: AK47 versus education

  16 December 2010

AK47 versus education in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “In 2008 at the age of 16 Mark together with about 12 boys from his village were abducted by the unsympathetic rebels and they were cow marched into the jungle where they were taught how to operate the deadly AK47 and...

Africa: Photos of Urban Africa

  14 December 2010

African Digital Art has posted some fascinating photos of urban Africa from Urban Africa, a popular Flickr group that showcases growing urban life in various African cities.

D.R. of Congo: Etienne Tshisekedi returns home

  10 December 2010

The opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Etienne Tshisekedi, returns home: “Tshisekedi arrived in Kinshasa yesterday after three years in “medical exile.” There is some debate about how many people showed up to greet him at the airport and along the 20km of road between Ndjili airport and...

Africa: ICT terms in African languages available online

  10 December 2010

ANLoc partners have completed work on 2500 Information and Communications Technology terms, with a particular eye to software localization, for the following languages: Akan, Amharic, Arabic, French, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Luganda, Songhay, Yoruba, and Zulu.

D.R. of Congo: News you might have missed

  6 December 2010

Last week news from the Democratic Republic of Congo that you might have missed :”The newly ordained cardinal of Kinshasa, Laurent Monsegwo, arrived in Kinshasa from Rome on Wednesday to huge acclaim. Monsengwo is usually considered to be opposed to Kabila, but rarely takes public stands”

Africa: What does WikiLeaks say about Central Africa?

  6 December 2010

What does WikiLeaks say about Central Africa?: A cable signed by Hillary Clinton (put up by Jeune Afrique but the link no longer works) directing US officials to gather all relevant information on “people linked the Great Lakes.”

D.R. of Congo: UN Group of Experts Report is out

  1 December 2010

Jason shows some of the highlights of the 190 page report on the Democratic Republic of Congo released by the UN Group of Experts: “It's a great report, chock full of useful information on the situation in the Kivus, and I'll have an exclusive interview with members of the Group...

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