Democratic Republic of the Congo

By IAfrica
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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Human Wrongs Watch 21 July 2014 – The recruitment and use of children by armed groups remained endemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2010 and 2013, according to a new United Nations report, which cited impunity as a major factor in the ongoing abuses. Child soldiers guard a ro...
By IAfrica
In CAR
Apr 21st, 2014
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In Africa, there are some countries that are relatively successful. But, in earlier posts, I have argued that at least some of Africa’s current failed states make no sense and can never work. There is much talk nowadays about an African ‘boom’ – and with some justification – but not in these countrie...
By IndepthAfrica
In Analysis
Feb 11th, 2014
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By FPIF   By Conn Hallinan   Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country’s downward spiral into civil war. It will have to buck the convergence of two powerful historical streams: a legacy of colonial manipulation dating back mo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 30th, 2013
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Agun Mod As Africa celebrates 50 years of the founding of the Organization of African Unity, and now the Africa Union, we must thank Pambazuka for daring to promote African renaissance and our unity, in spite of our diverse cultures. But more than that, we must also celebrate African heroes (‘sheroes...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 19th, 2013
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Egypt and Ethiopia are in a war of words concerning the damming of the Blue Nile. Ethiopia intends, and has already completed twenty-one percent of the construction of the dam, to generate 6000 megawatts of electricity, which is equivalent to six nuclear power plants, in order to support and improve ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 19th, 2013
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A month after President Goodluck Jonathan imposed a state of emergency on northern Nigeria, the first eyewitness accounts are only now emerging about the Nigerian military’s brutality. The state of emergency, accompanied by a troop surge, is the centerpiece of a government effort to quash Boko ...
By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
May 27th, 2013
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By Tiina Intelmann The relationship between Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC) is remarkable in its history, and dynamic. Africa and the ICC share the fundamental value of fighting impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. Afric...
By IndepthAfrica
In 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
Jan 20th, 2013
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There are no reports of any injuries in the DR Congo squad, and most of the attention has focused on speculation that coach Claude LeRoy had either quit or been sacked. The country’s federation and sports ministry insist the former Ghana coach remains in charge. The Black Stars squad is also be...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 9th, 2013
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African Leadership for Child Survival: A Promise Renewed ADDIS ABABA / NEW YORK / WASHINGTON D.C. - Since 1990, the number of child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa has dropped by 39%. Many African countries are within reach of the 2015 millennium development goal to reduce the under-five mortality rate ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 4th, 2012
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that there are no new cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever reported in Kibaale district, Uganda, since 3 August 2012, indicating that the outbreak is coming to an end. A total of 24 probable and confirmed cases including 17 deaths have been reported sinc...