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Jennifer Brea

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Latest posts by Jennifer Brea

11 May 2009

Paris court investigates three African leaders

A Parisian judge has ordered an inquiry into alleged corruption and embezzlement on the part of three African heads of state: Denis Sassou-Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville, Omar Bongo of Gabon, and...

10 May 2009

New bill to increase oversight of American mining companies in DRC

Congolese blogger Alex Engwete writes about a new bill in the U.S. Senate to increase government oversight of American companies with mining interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

16 April 2009

D.R. of Congo: Furor Over Kabila's New York Times Interview

Congolese bloggers criticize president Joseph Kabila's recent interview in The New York Times, taking issue with Kabila's stance on Rwanda, who's to blame for corruption, and the Western media's reporting...

8 April 2009

DRC: Unpaid Soldiers Pillage Civilian Homes

Last week, Radio Okapi reported that members of the FARDC, the Democratic Republic of Congo's military, pillaged several homes in Kirumba, 200 kilometers north of Goma. The soldiers, who have...

9 March 2009

Israel Yoroba wins West African blog award

International Women's Day: “All women are queens”

Yesterday was International Women's Day, and francophone bloggers around the world used music, poetry and art to honor the beauty, achievements, and continuing struggles of women.

DRC: “We have to stop believing in Santa Claus”

21 February 2009

DRC: When it rains in Kinshasa

Martinique: On independence and French “paternalism”

As the workers' movement in Martinique and Guadeloupe continues, bloggers in Martinique consider what it might mean for the overseas departments to become independent. le blog de [moi] finds the...

New Tunisian podcast, in English

Martinique: Carnival cancelled after weeks of workers’ protests

18 February 2009

Guadeloupe: Escalating tensions lead to violence

After weeks of largely peaceful protests in the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique, things took a violent turn on Monday, as police and demonstrators clashed in Guadeloupe's largest...