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2011.04.26 La Presse Anglophone sur la RDC de ce Mardi

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Easter celebrated in Kinshasa with Political Rallies and Debates
Easter was celebrated in Kinshasa with several political events. First, Etienne Tshisekedi held a large political rally, his first since arriving back in the country in December last year (aside from his welcome rally). According to AFP and Radio Okapi, around 50,000 people were inside the stadium, filling it to capacity, while 20,000 listened outside. It was encouraging to see the government allow the rally to take place and to deploy policemen who did not disturb the UDPS. Apparently, Tshisekedi reminded the crowd of the role that the UDPS played in fighting against Mobutu’s dictatorship and encouraged them to vote for him. [Lire la suite,]

Donors wary of involvement in Congolese elections
With only seven months to go before elections in the Congo, donors are trying to calibrate their political and financial involvement in the polls. One forum where this is playing out is the UN Security Council, which will have to renew MONUSCO’s mandate in June. At a recent meeting of the Contact Group – a coordination body of the country’s main donors – members of the Security Council pushed for a stronger UN role, perhaps even going so far as being the official arbiter of the elections, similar to the UN mission in Cote d’Ivoire. [Lire la suite,]

DR Congo ferry capsizes on Lake Kivu, killing dozens
A ferry has capsized on Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 38 people, aid group the Red Cross says. It was caught in strong winds and waves soon after leaving Minova bound for the city of Bukavu on Sunday evening.  [Lire la suite,]

Congolese activist wins $100,000 World Children’s Prize
Congolese children’s rights activist Murhabazi Namegabe on Tuesday was named winner of the $100,000 World Children’s Prize for his efforts to protect children exploited by armed groups in the African country. [Lire la suite,]

Eastern Congo boat owner : bad weather may be cause
A boat owner in eastern Congo says 72 people are missing after his boat capsized, possibly because of bad weather and high winds. Owner Maneno Muzuka says seven survivors were recovered from the capsize that happened early Monday on Lake Kivu. Bukavu town security chief Jeanmarie Bwishe says 80 people were on board. [Lire la suite,]

Written by kipraKongo

2011-04-26 à 10:20

Publié dans News, Revue de la Presse

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