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2011.05.17 La Presse Anglophone sur la RDC de ce Mardi

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[News Francophones]

DR Congo’s rail revamp backed by China and World Bank
A $600m (£368m) project to revamp the Democratic Republic of Congo’s decrepit railway network within four years has been launched in the capital, Kinshasa. The World Bank and China are the principal backers of the scheme. [Lire la suite,]

Mazembe to appeal Champions League disqualification
Title Holders TP Mazembe of DR Congo will appeal against their exclusion from the Champions League. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) disqualified them after Tanzania’s Simba complained about the eligibility of Janvier Besala Bokungu. [Lire la suite,]

Women In Danger In The Congo
A new study finds startling numbers of women are victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Suivre le reportage,]

African champions Mazembe expelled from tournament
African football champions TP Mazembe have been thrown out of the continent’s Champions League competition after fielding an ineligible player. Tanzanian team Simba complained after the Congolese side included defender Janvier Bokungu in a second-round tie, which Mazembe won after triumphing in both legs. [Lire la suite,]

Africa’s crucial investment – education
When Africans talk about what they want for their continent, the chatter is varied and often contradictory. We need jobs! We need roads! We need aid! We don’t want more aid! We want trade! What does Africa really need to achieve if African children are to come of age in a continent that offers them more opportunity? From Cape Town to Cairo, there is an underlying consensus that it is African children themselves who form the basis of the continent’s future. [Lire la suite,]

Authors Defend New Report on Congo’s Rapes
Authors of a U.S. report released last week [Thursday, May 12] revealing a very high number of rapes in the Democratic Republic of Congo are defending their work after criticism from advocates, U.N. officials and other researchers. [Lire la suite,]

Opportunity International Says Microfinancing Blooming in Congo
A non-profit that helps people climb out of poverty says microfinance – the practice of giving entrepreneurs very small loans to help their businesses – is flourishing in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   [Lire la suite,–121647499.html]

Gold !
Kily leads me to a white room with white linoleum floors and white curtains.  It’s expansive and seems as if the white coloring was chosen to cover something up.  Kily is friends with one of the military observers.  I met him briefly at a hotel on a Sunday over a lukewarm beer in the afternoon.  He’s studying geology, as many people in Congo do, but it’s not the geology of Colorado mountains and geodes in the Arizona desert.  [Lire la suite,]

Transitional Justice in Rwanda and Great Lakes
I was asked to write a (very) small side-box in the Financial Times to accompany the interview with Paul Kagame. Due to space, they had to cut the parts in my side-piece about the Congo, so I will reproduce my full submission here. It was not meant to be an Op-Ed, but a descriptive, explanatory piece. Also, see the twitter-spat between President Kagame and his critics following the interview here.  [Lire la suite,]

New Rape Stats
A new study shows that women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being raped at a rate 26 times higher than previously thought. The shockingly high number is equivalent to 1,152 women raped every day, 48 raped every hour, or four women raped every five minutes. [Lire la suite,]

Congo Study Sets Estimate for Rapes Much Higher
A new study in The American Journal of Public Health, expected to be published Thursday online, estimates that nearly two million women have been raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with women victimized at a rate of nearly one every minute. [Lire la suite,]

Is Paul Kagame a blood-stained tyrant?
Paul Kagame, 53, has been president of Rwanda for the past decade and vice-president—and de facto leader—for seven years before that. But for all the power and years of command he appears as lean and austere as he was as the 36-year-old guerrilla commander of the Rwandan Patriotic Front, a rebel army that fought an end to the 20th century’s swiftest act of mass murder—the killing between April and July 1994 of some 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers. [Lire la suite,]

Written by kipraKongo

2011-05-16 à 16:20

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