DR Congo

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 17th, 2014
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By Solomon A. Dersso Despite their legal attributes, in functional terms many African states (constructs of the continent’s encounter with colonial rule) came into being without possessing the requisite qualities of statehood. Apart from their alienation from the lived political and socio-cultural ex...
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Jul 9th, 2014
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By: Yosef Tesfasilase The African Union (AU) is an intergovernmental organization of African countries with its headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was established in 2002 after its predecessor Organization of African Unity (OAU) was dissolved. It consists of 54 members African Nations except Mo...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 19th, 2014
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By Kris Berwouts On the evening of Friday 6th June, at least 33 unarmed Congolese civilians were killed in and around the village of Mutarule, on the plains of the Ruzizi river, 9 km from Sange, between Uvira and Bukavu. The Minister of Communication and spokesman of the Congolese government, Laurent...
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Apr 24th, 2014
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By Sharanjeet Parmar To date, there have been no effective responses to impunity for perpetrators of international crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which have been on going since the start of violence in 1996. Despite the publication of the UN’s ‘Mapping Report’, which called for spe...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 7th, 2014
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The International Criminal Court has convicted a rebel leader of charges including murder and pillage during a deadly attack on a village in eastern Congo, but acquitted him of rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. Germain Katanga showed no emotion as judges convicted him as an accessory in ...
By IndepthAfrica
In CAR
Feb 5th, 2014
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A group of soldiers in the Central African Republic lynched a man they suspected was a rebel minutes after hearing the new president’s promise to restore security at a ceremony to reinstate the divided country’s armed forces. About 20 uniformed soldiers accused a member of the crowd of ha...
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Oct 16th, 2013
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In northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), rural radio stations are used to protect civilians from violence. Part of a growing network of high frequency (HF) shortwave radios that connects rural villages in remote parts of the DRC and neighboring Central African Republic (CAR), these radios ...
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Sep 17th, 2013
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Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the LRA’s involvement in ivory trade. This was sparked off by the Enough report ‘Kony’s ivory’ released in June, which described the LRA’s ivory activities in Garamba Park, North-Eastern DRC. The report was followed by a range of articles highlighting how...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 10th, 2013
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Considered an overview, this piece combines a wide range of events, observations, and consequent thoughts on the current situation in the eastern DRC. Focussing on M23 rebels, DRC government, and the UN mission it will also take into account main other dynamics and actors. An accumulation of events I...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 9th, 2013
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