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DR Congo: Threats against Peace Nobel Laureate Dr Denis Mukwege

Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi Tshilombo on Friday announced drastic measures to protect the doctor and Nobel prize winner Denis Mukwege. The gynecologist had called for a thorough investigation into the massive atrocities and crimes against humanity that took place with impunity in eastern DR Congo between 1993 and 2003. In late August, he had denounced…

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DR Congo: The Effects of Covid-19

The Central African nation has recorded at least 9,538 COVID-19 cases, 8,421 recoveries and 225 related deaths. “Imagine living in a country where everything is imported from outside, now, there is nothing coming in,” CAFOD’s Country Director in DRC, Bernard Balibuno has been quoted as saying in a report published Thursday, August 13. The official continues in…

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DR Congo – Belgium: The Difficulty of Facing up to the Colonial Past

The story is painfully well known to the Congolese. Under King Leopold’s rule, murder, mutilation and slavery were the hallmarks of the pursuit of the era’s most valuable new commodity: rubber. This was needed to replace the old “boneshaker” tyres on bicycles and cars with pneumatic tyres, invented by Dunlop, which allowed a much smoother ride….

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DR Congo: Conflict Minerals

Fungamwaka – a mine in the east of Congo. These men work so that we can make telephone calls. They are mining coltan, which is indispensable for the production of mobile phones. The Democratic Republic of Congo is the world’s second-largest supplier of this rare mineral. Fungamwaka is a model mine. There is no child…

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DR Congo: 60 Years Independent

” We knew the ironies, the insults, the shots we had to suffer morning, noon and evening, because we were niggas.” Patrice Lumumba! Currently, we suffer in the hands of our own leaders, the Congolese. On awareness: Happy Independence Day to all my Congolese brothers and sisters. Patrick Lonkoy Bolengu mhm   Indépendance cha-cha, tozoui…