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Wednesday, 07-01-15, 10:57Independence Day 2015 and the Count Down to the Elections[African Arguments] June 30th is Independence Day in Congo. In 1960, the Belgian coloniser handed over power to President Joseph Kasavubu and Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, who improvised a speech which, through its passionatecriticism of Congo's colonisers, has become a powerful historical artifact. This year's Independence Day falls in the run up to elections which may also prove to be historic. read more...
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 10:51Bishops Condemn Insecurity in the Country[CISA] The Bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo have condemned the insecurity in the north, east and south of the country. read more...
Tuesday, 06-30-15, 14:21Congolese Refugee Influx in Uganda[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A new wave of attacks by the suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Mai Mai hit the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo . It forced thousands of Congolese to reportedly flee from possible abduction, forced recruitment and rape. The capacity to ferry the refugees to various settlements in the country such as Kyakka, Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kyangwali and Rwamwanja had to be boosted. Over 56.3% of these new refugees are women and children under 18 years. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 14:47Heresy About DR Congo's Mobutu[Independent (Kampala)] Why there was never a South Korean but a Congolese miracle read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 8:18Six Bodies Retrieved From Lake Mweru[Times of Zambia] Six bodies out of the nine people that drowned on Lake Mweru in Luapula Province have so far been retrieved. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 7:35Orlando Pirates Seal Rare Win in Dolisie[CAF] A 57th minute goal by defender Happy Jele was enough to earn Orlando Pirates a rare win over Congolese side, AC Leopards in their Group B opener on Saturday in Dolisie. read more...
Saturday, 06-27-15, 16:58Mother Justice - Waging a War On Rape[Al Jazeera] In the conflict-ridden east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where dozens of armed groups vie for control of the impoverished nation's mineral riches, one of the fiercest enemies of the warlords is not clad in military fatigues or clutching a Kalashnikov. read more...
Friday, 06-26-15, 16:43DRC - MSF Teams Vaccinate 42,000 Children Against Measles in the Region of Bunyakiri[MSF] Members of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency team in the province of South Kivu, in eastern DRC, have vaccinated children and young people aged between 6 months and 15 years after the authorities declared a measles epidemic in the region of Bunyakiri, where several confirmed cases of measles had been recorded. read more...
Friday, 06-26-15, 11:38Pirates Ready for Leopards[News24Wire] Orlando Pirates right-back Happy Jele insists that although AC Leopards are a changed team from the one they faced in 2012, they will play the same game. read more...
Friday, 06-26-15, 11:21"When the Camp Closes I Will Have to Build a Whole New Life"[The Daily Vox] More than 200 Burundian and Congolese men, women and children face an uncertain future as the Chatsworth camp where they have been sheltering faces closure on Tuesday. The camp has been a temporary home to thousands of refugees following a spate of xenophobic attacks around the country over three months ago. Thousand of others have been repatriated while others have reintegrated into their communities. The remaining occupants of the camp, many of whom lost all their possessions in the attacks, are left wit read more...

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