· February, 2011

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

D.R. of Congo: Empowering Congo's women as leaders

  12 February 2011

Sadia Hameed writes about the opening of City of Joy in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “City of Joy, built by Eve Ensler, head of well-known international women’s rights group V-day, in conjunction with UNICEF and the Panzi Foundation, marks a significant investment in Congo’s women as agents of change.”

Africa: The fate of political vultures

  4 February 2011

Zimbabwean blogger Chris Kabwato discusses the fate of political vultures: “Dictators are pseudo-intellectuals who have to invent some type of nationalism. They disguise their acts under the guise of sense of preserving tradition or returning to some African roots.”

D.R. of Congo: What happened to Francois Soudan?

  2 February 2011

Jason discusses an article written by Francois Soudan, editor at Jeune Afrique magazine, called published an article called “Kabila: Mobutu Light”: “Journalists should criticize politicians – and President Kabila deserves serious criticism – but they should also do so in a balanced way. The fact that the same journalist within...

Côte d’Ivoire: About Gbagbo's Pan-Africanism

  1 February 2011

With the death anniversary of Patrice Lumumba and Gbagbo's Pan-Africanist speech, many started likening both men to the fathers of Pan-Africanism. It happens that Laurent Gbagbo himself compares himself to Robert Mugabe. Many Internet users and thinkers have reacted on this subject. Anna Gueye offers us an overview of the history behind it and the contents of the debate:

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