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Congo: The Patchwork Country

Obadias Ndaba | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Obadias Ndaba

When the United Nations troops and Congo's ragtag army defeated the M23 rebels last November, only those who don't understand the complexities and anatomy of Congo's tragedy could celebrate.

Can Peace Last in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Following a year of fighting and negotiation between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the M23 rebel group, last month the M23 announced it was ending its military campaign in Eastern Congo, without a formal agreement.

Only a Government With Democratic Legitimacy Can Bring Peace to Congo

Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Medard Mulangala Lwakabwanga

Today's political parties will meet this week in Congo's capital Kinshasa to discuss how they can bring unity to a country wracked by instability since its birth.

UN's Ban Ki-moon Visits Congo: Admonishes Army While Delivering Aid

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the Democratic Republic of Congo last week, and the publicity, coupled with a $1 billion aid package from the World Bank, inadvertently spotlighted President Joseph Kabila's image as an ineffective manager of the affairs of his impoverished nation.

Surrender of Warlord Ntaganda Will Not Change Life for Millions of Congolese

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Discontent and violence is everywhere in Congo, but the narrative is extremely complicated, the demands and the names of militias require spreadsheets to understand, and no reporters want to venture deep into rebel territories to investigate the unrest.

Why Does the United States Cover the Rwanda Aggression on Congo?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 11.29.2012 | World
Georges Ugeux

I happen to know something about Congo, Rwanda and Kivu, a province on the Eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has become th...

Congo, Rwanda Agree On International Force To Fight Rebels

AP | SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — The leaders of Congo and Rwanda have agreed in principle to back a neutral international armed force to combat Congo's newest ...

Congo M23 Rebels Tell Their Story

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.27.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Is the Congolese government of Joseph Kabila using the international press to wage a propaganda war against the new rebel fighters in eastern Congo? This is possible and probable given the amount of disinformation disseminated by the foreign press in recent days.

Eline Gordts

Catastrophic Security Situation Plagues Congo

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

Five months after Congo's contested presidential elections, civil society groups are calling on the Kabila government and the international community ...

What Happened to Congolese General Laurent Nkunda?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.21.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Why is the U.S. propping up the regime of Rwanda's Paul Kagame as it continues to trample on the free speech of those opposing his rule? Look no further than the new state of the art embassy in Kigali.

Neck And Neck Race In Congo Elections

AP | SALEH MWALIMALINGO | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Three Cabinet ministers allied to the president have lost their parliament seats, according to partial results from Congo's le...

Despite Marred Vote, Kabila Sworn In As Congolese President

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2012 | World

* Kabila congratulates Congolese voters * Mugabe, Western ambassadors attend ceremony * Amnesty International calls for ha...

Shaky Second Election In Congo Sparks Fears Of Violence

AP | By SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 12.16.2011 | World

KINSHASA, Congo -- Congo's supreme court on Friday upheld President Joseph Kabila's victory following a contested election, raising fears of more viol...

Church Official Questions Results Of Congolese Vote

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — The chorus of voices calling into question the results from Congo's recent election is growing louder, and on Monday the count...

Reason for Hope in Congo

Amy Kurland | Posted 02.07.2012 | World
Amy Kurland

A truly democratic DRC will only be possible if the Congolese people believe they have the right and the power to demand reform and stability. It will only be possible if they believe that they can "throw the bums out." It will only be possible if they believe that they don't deserve to be exploited.

The Ignored Election in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Joe Trippi | Posted 02.06.2012 | World
Joe Trippi

The Democratic Republic of Congo just held an historic election -- the outcome of which will have a major effect on the Sub-Saharan region of Africa, if not the entire continent. But you wouldn't know this listening to the DC chattering class.

Deadly Violence After Elections Kills 18 In Congo

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Preliminary results from Congo's presidential election show incumbent Joseph Kabila leading opposition leader Etienne Tshiseke...

Difficult First Day Of Elections In Congo

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — After an election marred by missing ballots and violence, officials extended voting to a second day Tuesday in an attempt to p...

Troubled Vote In Congo Leaves At Least 5 Dead

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Voting materials arrived late or sometimes not at all in precincts throughout the country Monday, but Congo's elections went a...

Congo Candidate Accused Of Mass Rape

AP | By SALEH MWANAMILONGO and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

KINSHASA, Congo -- One leading opposition candidate already has proclaimed himself president. Police have fired live bullets into the air at protests....

DRC Elections: A Bellwether for Stability in Africa

Joe Trippi | Posted 01.13.2012 | World
Joe Trippi

The revolution in Libya has overshadowed another scheduled event that promises an equally seismic effect on democracy in Africa - the Nov. 28 election...

UN: Widespread Repression Jeopardizes Upcoming Congolese Vote

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Repression by Congo's government ahead of this month's critical presidential election could lead to even more violence in the Cen...

Violence Hits Congo Ahead Of Elections

AP | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

LUBUMBASHI, Congo — Residents say at least 16 people have been seriously wounded in violence ahead of Congo's national elections being held late...

Police Open Fire On Protesters In Congo

AP | SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 11.06.2011 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Police opened fire Tuesday on opposition protesters and at least one person was killed, officials said of pre-election violenc...

Conflict Minerals in the Congo: Let's Be Frank About Dodd-Frank

Mvemba Dizolele | Posted 10.22.2011 | World
Mvemba Dizolele

Oversimplification of issues often produces inadequate, counterproductive policies. Dodd-Frank and its proponents penalize the people of eastern Congo, but do little to curtail the militias and their backers.