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2010.11.20 La presse anglophone sur la RDC de ce weekend

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LETTERS TO CONGO
Apple – Scammed by Yes Men
« Yes Men » pranksters call for citizen’s arrest of John Paulson A hoax website and media alert about « conflict minerals” mined in the Congo for use in iPhones targets Paulson for his stake in AngloGold Ashanti stock. Notorious corporate pranksters The Yes Men are calling for a citizen’s arrest of Paulson & Co. founder John Paulson. [Lire la suite, http://www.letterstocongo.com/2010/11/apple-scammed-by-yes-men_18.html]

THE TELEGRAPH
Pressure on mobile phone makers to stop using Congolese ‘blood minerals’
Democratic Republic of Congo ‘conflict minerals’ are hard to trace and used in most mobile phone parts. Now, a new US law will force electrical manufacturers to trace exactly where they got their minerals from. [Lire la suite, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/7997942/Pressure-on-mobile-phone-makers-to-stop-using-Congolese-blood-minerals.html]

Henry Morton Stanley was more hero than colonialist brute
Critics who have condemned a planned statue of Henry Morton Stanley are misguided, says Tim Butcher. [Lire la suite, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/congo/7966250/Henry-Morton-Stanley-was-more-hero-than-colonialist-brute.html]

ALJAZEERA
Children’s Parliament
An organisation run by children for children has made it their mission to fight for children’s rights in DR Congo. (Filmmakers David Turner and Lara Zizic spent several months in Eastern Congo, filming the efforts of two teenage boys who are fighting for the rights of other Congolese children and young adults.  They describe the making of the film and the challenges faced by Congolese youths trying to change the future of their country.) [Lire la suite, http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/witness/2010/11/2010111611584421650.html]

CONGO SIASA
What Motivates Congo’s Politicians: Good Question
A new report on the Congo has come out by the International Crisis Group that concludes that the peace deal between Rwanda and the Congo has failed to bring about peace in the eastern DRC. It points to the violence over the past year, the failed integration process of the armed groups and the predation on natural resources by all belligerents. Absolutely. And it’s a good report. But why do I have this nagging feeling of déjà vu? [Lire la suite, http://congosiasa.blogspot.com/2010/11/what-motivates-congos-politicians-good.html]

Oxfam Report on SSR in the Congo
Oxfam has just released a report on US efforts towards security sector reform in the Congo. It’s a nice summary of the initiatives the US government is pursuing in the Congo. Bottom line: neither the foreign donors not the Congolese government seem very serious about success. [Lire la suite, http://congosiasa.blogspot.com/2010/11/oxfam-report-on-ssr-in-congo.html]

BBC NEWS
Paris Club cancels more than half of DR Congo’s debt
The deal was agreed following a meeting between representatives of Paris Club members and senior figures from the DR Congo government. [Lire la suite, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11784773]

CNN
Online fashion boutique brings African design to the world
With a wide selection of eye-catching prints and colorful garments, online boutique Agnes & Lola has set its sights on becoming the website of choice for African fashion. [Lire la suite, http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/11/19/african.fashion.agnes.lola/index.html?iref=allsearch]

FRANCE24
From Congo-Kinshasa to Brazil, Lokua Kanza keeps singing
He is a musician whose melodies have swept away the clichés regarding ex-Zaire music. His sixth album is called Nkolo. The Congolese singer Lokua Kanza is Eve Jackson’s guest. [Suivre le reportage, http://www.france24.com/en/20101116-lokua-kanza-congo-kinshasa-brazil-nkolo-Nakozonga-zaire]

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