Jennifer Brea · December, 2008

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D.R. Congo: Authorities close Lake Bukavu to fishing

  10 December 2008

Congoblog [Fr] reports on a planned 3-month closure of Lake Bukavu, in eastern Congo:  “This decision by local authorities has upset a number of fishermen on whose fish the town of Bukavu depends and who have no other means of subsistence.  ‘This is an illegal and inhumane decision.  We are going...

Lawsuit takes aim at Francafrique

  8 December 2008

Cellule Francafrique [Fr] reports on a new lawsuit filed against the presidents of Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and the Republic of the Congo in a court in Paris last week.  The suit, brought by Transparency International and a Gabonese taxpayer, accuses the three heads of state of “concealing misappropriated public funds”.

Rwanda's ‘colonization’ of Congo

  8 December 2008

Alex Engwete [Fr] on recent talks in Goma between Congolese and Rwandan officials: “Let's not kid ourselves.  ‘Normalization’ is nothing less than Rwanda's implicit colonization of Congo.”  

DRC: Cartoons satirize Congolese politics

  2 December 2008

It's been just one month since Congolese President Joseph Kabila named a new government in an effort to quell mounting criticism over his inability to quell rebel violence in the east, and many bloggers remain skeptical about the country's future. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Cameroon's rich and powerful

  2 December 2008

Cameroonian blogger Le blog du Prési… lists Cameroon's rich and powerful. Average profile: an octogenarian currently or formerly in government, who is likely to have seen the inside of a prison cell.

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