DR Congo: Government Lifts Moratorium on Forest Exploitation
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DR Congo: Government Lifts Moratorium on Forest Exploitation

The country director of Rainforest Foundation Norway in the DRC, Kevin Siasia, said that the decision of the Congolese government to lift the moratorium on forest concessions in force in the DRC since 2002 was taken in haste. In an interview with Radio Okapi on Friday, July 24, Kevin Siasia said that lifting the moratorium…

DR Congo: Full Report Ordination of Guylain Agbasoa MHM
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DR Congo: Full Report Ordination of Guylain Agbasoa MHM

On the 18th of July, 2021, many Christians of the Diocese of Basankusu witnessed and celebrated a happy event: the ordination of our confrère Guylain Agbasoa MHM. The ordination took place at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish, Basankusu.  Guylain was ordained along with two diocesan deacons who became priests and two seminarians who were…

Basankusu, DR Congo: Ordination of Guylain Agbasoa MHM
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Basankusu, DR Congo: Ordination of Guylain Agbasoa MHM

Agbasoa Guylain Agbasoa was ordained priest on 18th July 2021 in Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish, Diocese of Basankusu by Joseph- Bernard Likolo, Bishop of Lisala in the absence – for medical reasons – of the local ordinary bishop Joseph Mokobe Ndjoku of Basankusu. Guylain has been appointed to Fundong, Archdiocese of Bamenda, Cameroon….

DR Congo: Death of Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo.  R.I.P.
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DR Congo: Death of Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo. R.I.P.

The influential Archbishop Emeritus of Kinshasa, Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya, a critical voice of successive regimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, died Sunday near Paris at the age of 81, after having long played a leading political role. Bishop Monsengwo was evacuated Monday in France “in critical condition», According to his diocese, for appropriate…

Visiting the ‘Mémorial Kongolo’ at Gentinnes: A Dream Deferred
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Visiting the ‘Mémorial Kongolo’ at Gentinnes: A Dream Deferred

For many years, ever since I heard of its inauguration, I have felt a strong desire to visit the ‘Mémorial Kongolo’ in the Belgian hamlet of Gentinnes, but somehow a suitable occasion never seemed to materialise. For too long it remained a dream deferred. Until, that is to say, towards the end of last month,…

DR Congo: Investigation into security in East – an Eyewitness Account
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DR Congo: Investigation into security in East – an Eyewitness Account

While trying to understand the objectives of the ADFs, the hypothesis of Islamization is not often heard on the streets or in political debates and in the media. The hypotheses that is heard the most are those of the territorial occupation by the Rwandans, the Balkanization of the country, the illegal exploitation of natural resources,…

DR Congo: Bokakata and Mill Hill
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DR Congo: Bokakata and Mill Hill

Bokakata and Mill Hill. Consternation! The unexpected death of a missionary in the prime of his pastoral activity is disturbing, esp Consternation! The unexpected death of a missionary in the prime of his pastoral activity is disturbing, especially when he is the leader of a small team in challenging circumstances. It is really distressing for…