· January, 2011

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

World: Humor from around the world

  23 January 2011

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”: “Here are some that I as visitor from Africa and any other developing country found so amusing, as it relates...

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

  21 January 2011

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 its diaspora organised a few events but many thought that the celebrations were not up to par with the historical aura of one of the true hero of the independence of the DR of Congo.

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

  21 January 2011

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 U.S. Armed Forces. 2) The Rwandan and Ugandan armies serve as the U.S. military's proxies in Africa.”

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

  18 January 2011

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. The revision of the electoral roll is ongoing in the provinces, but there have been many complaints about the lack...

D.R. of Congo: Remembering Patrice Lumumba

  17 January 2011

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 cradle.”

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

  6 January 2011

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, Lambert Mende, DRC Communication Minister, warned that if Congolese exiles want to return home with good intentions, they would be...

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

  6 January 2011

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. In particular, he and his associates have complained that it is difficult to push through the necessary reforms with 70...

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

  4 January 2011

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 activities in South Kivu, North Kivu and Maniema.”

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