Central Africa

By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Apr 12th, 2013
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“On both missions I observed the complete lack of strict regulation of the arms trade, due to which both DRC and Kosovo had huge proliferation of illegal arms.” – Retired Pakistani Brigadier General Mujahid Alam By: Jennifer Fierberg Retired Pakistani Brigadier General Mujahid Alam (NEW YORK) – While...
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Mar 21st, 2013
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Bosco Ntaganda, a Rwandan national and general in the Congolese military* indicted for war crimes, a particularly bad actor who’s stirred up violence in a part of the world that has plenty of bad actors and violence, walked into the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, today and asked to be delivered to t...
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Mar 18th, 2013
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All part of an illicit and lucrative trade in organs. Elaborate greetings are the norm, I’ve found, when one enters a Central African village. So it was a surprise when I noticed that many people weren’t shaking hands the morning I arrived in Tiringoulou, a town of about 2,000 people in one of the re...
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Feb 16th, 2013
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By Kris Berwouts I don’t know much about nightlife. Not in Belgium, not in Africa. Least of all do I know about nightlife in Rumonge, Burundi. But last week I was hanging around there with a pal from Belgium and we wanted to have a pint or two on Friday evening. It took us about […]...
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In African Union (AU)
Jan 17th, 2013
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press release In the presence of the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to the African Union (AU), Amb.Gary Quince, and the AU Commissioner Jean-Pierre Ezin, the second set of research grants resulting from the AU’s 2nd call for proposals was officially signed at the AU Commission Headq...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Oct 19th, 2012
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washingtonpost The United Nations Thursday voted Rwanda onto one of five non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council, perhaps the United Nation’s most important body. But a significant controversy overshadows Rwanda’s ascension to the group, one that has particularly riled other Centra...
By IndepthAfrica
In Cameroon
Sep 25th, 2012
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Authorities in Cameroon have arrested five people suspected of trafficking in body parts after they were discovered at a checkpoint carrying a severed human head, state radio and wildlife conservationists said yesterday. Body parts of humans and rare animals are prized by some in central Africa for t...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Aug 16th, 2012
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At least 60 people have been killed in a landslide at a gold mine in a remote area of north-eastern Congo, an official has said. Local administrator Faustin Drakana Kananga told The Associated Press today that it took crews four days to get to the mine following the accident in Pangoyi on Monday. The...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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One has to wonder how far the Kigali regime will go to continue to deny the accusations that are obvious to the world. On August 3, 2012 a bi-partisan coalition of Congressmen sent a strongly worded message to the Government of Rwanda regarding their continued support of the M23 rebel group in the ea...
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Aug 2nd, 2012
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By Severine Autesserre The situation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has deteriorated significantly since the end of the transition to peace and democracy in late 2006. The Congo has officially become the least developed country on earth, having dropped twenty places (from 167...