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Amnesty urges release of DR Congo activists
Amnesty International on Monday launched a campaign for the release of a group of activists being held incommunicado in the Democratic Republic of Congo since their arrest during a protest two weeks ago. Members of Amnesty and its supporters across the globe will petition Congolese authorities for the activists' release and "send solidarity tweets to those detained", the rights watchdog said in ...(3/30/2015 11:39:35 AM)
Pygmies demand end to discrimination in DR Congo
Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo used the forum offered by a festival of indigenous peoples Friday to demand protection against discrimination by other Congolese who they claim treat them like "savages". Pygmies are hunter-gatherers who live in DR Congo, the Central African Republic, Congo, Cameroon and Gabon. Since colonial times, they have cohabited uneasily with majority Bantus ...(3/27/2015 6:20:12 PM)
Congo Republic Leader Says Boko Haram Fight Needs Foreign Armies
“Countries need to accept that an army from another country enters its territory with a right to pursuit,” Sassou Nguesso said in a March 27 interview in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. A six-year insurgency by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast, where the group has declared a caliphate, has sucked in troops from neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger, which have joined an offensive to combat ...(3/29/2015 7:00:00 PM)
Congo Official: DRC Will Not Accept UN ‘Neo-colonization’
An official of the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.) said the country of independence leader Patrice Lumumba will resist by all means necessary any attempt to be recolonized. Information Minister Lambert Mende was reacting to what he called a demand by the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Congo, known as MONUSCO, that the country sack two generals accused of human rights abuses as a ...(3/30/2015 3:03:31 AM)
Congo's Leader Says Boko Haram Fight Needs Foreign Armies
“Countries need to accept that an army from another country enters its territory with a right to pursuit,” Sassou Nguesso said in a March 27 interview in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. A six-year insurgency by Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast, where the group has declared a caliphate, has sucked in troops from neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger, which have joined an offensive to combat ...(3/30/2015 3:31:21 AM)
COLUMN-Bauxite and the limits of resource nationalism: Andy Home
It's been over a year now since Indonesia imposed its ban on the export of unprocessed minerals. Other resource-rich countries, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, are travelling the same road but Indonesia is way out in front. At a practical level flows of nickel ore and bauxite to Chinese buyers have been halted. Indonesia's mining ministry says there are now 11 nickel-processing ...(3/29/2015 9:00:00 PM)
Congo Republic president says expects referendum over third term
By Aaron Ross BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - The President of Congo Republic, Denis Sassou Nguesso, said on Friday he expected a referendum on a change to the constitution that would allow him to stand next year for a third term at the helm of the oil-producing nation. Sassou Nguesso has ruled the central African country for most of the last 35 years and any bid to extend his tenure would be closely ...(3/28/2015 8:58:11 AM)
Influx of refugees to Saint John leads to call for volunteers
According to William Tarr, community volunteer liaison with the program, 39 families from six different countries have landed since Jan. 1. They need help with the basics, like opening a bank account and shopping for groceries. "Normally our quota from the government, through Citizenship and Immigration Canada is 65 a year," he said. People have arrived from the Democratic Republic of Congo ...(3/30/2015 11:55:07 AM)
Research and Markets: Republic of the Congo Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Analysis and Outlook 2015-2025
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Republic of the Congo Oil and Gas Exploration and Produc(3/27/2015 7:27:00 AM)
Central Africa: Ugandan Rebels Kidnap Refugees
[UNHCR] Geneva -The UN refugee agency on Friday called for the immediate release of Congolese refugees kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which has intensified attacks in the area bordering the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this year.(3/28/2015 4:33:15 PM)
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