Congo River

By IAfrica
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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Chinua Achebe Lovemore Ranga Mataire I was one of those strange beings jumping up and down on the river bank, making horrid faces . . . That is when I realised that stories are not innocent.“THINGS Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe is a classic novel by one of Africa’s foremost literary gurus, which chron...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 5th, 2012
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Brazzaville – Stunned residents of Congo’s capital surveyed damage caused by deadly blasts at a weapons depot on Sunday that levelled homes, destroyed military barracks and blew out windows in a neighbouring city. “I experienced the apocalypse,” said Jeanette Nuongui, the sole...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Mar 4th, 2012
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Huge explosions rocked a munitions depot in the Republic of Congo’s capital Brazzaville Sunday, killing at least 100 people and leaving countless others injured, the interior minister said. A plume of smoke rises over the Congolese capital Brazzaville, pictured from across the Congo River in Ki...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Dec 9th, 2011
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila won re-election, the head of the electoral commission said on Friday, urging calm after a provisional result that the opposition called “totally unacceptable”. Columns of black smoke rose over parts of the mostly pro-opposition capital ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Dec 6th, 2011
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Congo electoral officials struggled to finish counting votes from last week’s presidential election on Tuesday, sending helicopters to remote polling stations in an effort to meet a midnight deadline. A delay in issuing full preliminary results from the vote in the vast central African state co...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Dec 6th, 2011
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Kinshasa – DR Congo President Joseph Kabila had a 10-point lead early on Tuesday over top challenger Etienne Tshisekedi, with election officials due to name a winner later in the day amid fears of violence. With just over two-thirds of polling centres counted, Kabila, the Democratic Republic of...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Dec 6th, 2011
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Clashes erupted between protesters and security forces in parts of Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday as diplomats scrambled to defuse tensions ahead of the country’s full election results. Police fired tear gas at opposition supporters in Kinshasa, and gunfire rang out in a city in West Ka...
By benim
In Business
Aug 21st, 2011
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The board of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s state-owned energy supplier SNEL will be sacked for mismanagement after power cuts in the country’s capital, Kinshasa, the government said on Saturday. The sackings come months ahead of polls, in which President Joseph Kabila is set to face ...
By benim
In Central Africa
Jul 28th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Authorities in northwestern Congo say more than 100 people are feared dead after two boats collided on a river. Equateur province spokesperson Rebecca Ebale Nguma says at least 220 people were aboard the boat on the Tshuapa River when it hit another vessel. About 105 people made it t...
By benim
In Central Africa
May 4th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Seven bodies were found on Wednesday two days after a boat sank on the Kasai River in central Democratic Republic of Congo, with scores of people still missing, authorities said. “So far, we have retrieved six bodies and one was swept away by the current and could not be pulled...