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· January, 2011

Stories about D.R. of Congo from January, 2011

World: Humor from around the world

George shares with his readers favourite jokes from around the world from an article he read in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from an article written by Joris Luyendijk in “Startwo: Lifestyle”:...

D.R. of Congo: Interviews of main presidential candidates

Jason posts videos of recent interviews of main contenders in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

D.R. of Congo: UK listed companies want to drill oil in Virunga!

Conservation blogger Samuel Maina is shocked to learn that two companies listed in the London Stock Exchange, SOCO and Dominion, plan to drill for oil in Africa’s oldest park, the...

DR of Congo : Discreet Commemorations of the 50th Anniversary of Patrice Lumumba's Assassination

January 17, 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the DR of Congo, formerly known as Zaïre. The Congolese people and...

D. R of Congo: Obama's invasion of DRC

Why does Ann Garrison say that Obama invaded the Democratic Republic of Congo two years ago: “It makes sense because:1) On his Inauguration Day, Obama became the Commander-in-Chief of the...

D.R. of Congo: Are we prepared for elections?

Is the Democratic Republic of Congo prepared for elections this year?: “We have yet to see the new electoral commission (CENI) inaugurated, as legislators are still bickering about its composition....

D.R. of Congo: Remembering Patrice Lumumba

Dave Donelson remembers Patrice Lumumba: “Lumumba's death just months after his choice as the Democratic Republic of Congo's first freely-elected leader was akin to strangling the infant nation in its...

D.R.of Congo: Mobutu's ex-Presidential Guards arrested

71 Mobutu's ex-Presidential guards have been arrested in Bas-Congo in the Democractic Republic of Congo: “In announcing the arrest of the 71 DSP [Division Spéciale Présidentielle] elements earlier this week,...

D.R. of Congo: Controversy as Kabila Tries to Change the Constitution

Why does President Kabila want to change the constitution in the Democratic Republic of Congo?: “President Kabila has long said that he wanted to change the way representatives are elected....

D.R.of Congo: Thoughts of DRC mining ban

Sara Geenen says that the mining ban in the eastern Congo has made life worse for many Congolese: “Almost three months ago now, Kabila decided to suspend all artisanal mining...

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