Democratic Republic of Congo

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
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Feb 11th, 2014
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Violence in Africa seems particularly prone to the scourge of one-dimensional descriptions. Often described as ethnic or tribal, and sometimes as sectarian, the media prescribes an adjective that quickly becomes accepted as gospel and this explanation is then hard to shift. Thus we are told that the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 22nd, 2013
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I belong to Zimbabwe and am inextricably bound to this land. Regardless of the perceived or actual imperfections Zimbabwe has, this will always and forever be my home. Like many other Zimbabweans, I’m heavily invested in this country, and together with other them, hold a stake in Zimbabwe and its des...
By IndepthAfrica
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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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 30th, 2013
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Rwanda’s Paul Kagame was re-elected as president in 2010 with close to 94 per cent of the vote. On September 18, his party won an overwhelming majority in legislative election — 40 of 53 available seats. But his approval is not universal. When he arrives in Toronto for Saturday’s Rwanda Day festiviti...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
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
In Congo
Aug 30th, 2013
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Rwanda says the Democratic Republic of Congo is responsible for shelling its territory amid rising conflict in the region. A woman was killed and a baby seriously injured after a shell fell in the Rwandan territory on Thursday, with Kigali warning against further escalation of violence between the tw...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Aug 29th, 2013
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The United Nations demonstrated hypocrisy in its decision to grant Rwanda a seat on its Security Council (UNSC) despite the country’s well-documented history of destabilization in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The UN’s actions are antithetical to the stated goals and vision...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Aug 24th, 2013
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Rwanda’s army has warned neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, who it accuses of deliberate bombing over the border, that it will not stand by “indefinitely”, it said in a statement late Friday. On Thursday, Rwanda accused Congolese troops of firing a rocket over the border int...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Jul 23rd, 2013
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By Sekhemib Hebeny, IndepthAfrica United States on today asked Rwanda to stop assistance for M23 rebels in nearby border Democratic Republic of Congo, indicating there was proof Rwandan army authorities were taking part. “We call upon Rwanda to immediately stop any assistance for the M23 (and) ...