Great Lakes

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2014
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By Lucy Hovil The independence of South Sudan symbolised a moment of extraordinary achievement and hope. On the one hand, there was optimism that independence had heralded a new era of equal citizenship for those in the South that would override the tensions and divisions of the old Sudan. On the oth...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Feb 27th, 2013
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The continuing security and humanitarian crisis in eastern DRC highlights the urgent need for accelerated reforms within the DRC and increased cooperation among key countries in the Great Lakes region. Patrick Ventrell Acting Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC The United S...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 19th, 2013
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By RDPC Since 1996, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been the scene of deadly clashes between different factions. There are many consequences: lack of state threats on the inviolability of national borders, destabilizing the Kivus, insecurity, war crimes and crimes against humanity, sexual violen...
By IndepthAfrica
In DR Congo
Jan 3rd, 2013
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A spokesman for Uganda’s government says talks between the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the M23 group are scheduled to resume Friday, despite threats by the rebels to pull out. The talks would be held in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Spokesman Fred Opolot says Uganda’s defens...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Nov 27th, 2012
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IndepthAfrica – The leader of the M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colonel Sultani Makenga, has agreed to withdraw his forces from the eastern cities of Goma and Sake, the Ugandan military chief said on Tuesday. “We met last night and I communicated to him the decision...
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
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Feb 22nd, 2012
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By Kris Berwouts The elections of November 28th 2011 in the DR Congo took place with many and under strict control of the government. The non-acceptance of the official results of both the presidential and parliamentary elections means that there is still political instability today, and this will pr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2012
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By Fred Robarts and Gregory Mthembu-Salter A recent EU Trade and Development Communication contains some welcome news: a commitment to make company supply chains more transparent. This provides an excellent basis for an EU strategy to help prevent natural resource-fuelled conflict in countries like t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 28th, 2011
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(SAN FRANCISCO AfrobeatRadio) – Victoire Ingabire left Rwanda almost two years ago in January 2010 to return to her native Rwanda in hopes of challenging Rwandan President Paul Kagame in the country’s 2010 presidential election. Her party was not allowed to register, she was not allowed to run,...
By benim
In Central Africa
Sep 15th, 2011
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Brazzaville – Financing has been found to carry out a long-delayed feasibility study for a bridge over the Congo linking Kinshasa and Brazzaville, the world’s closest capitals, an official said on Thursday. “Financing has now been collected for a study on building the road/rail brid...