Regional Geopolitics and the Future of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Congolese policemen arrest opposition activists participating in a march to press President Joseph Kabila to step down in the Democratic Republic of the Congo capital Kinshasa, September 19, 2016 ~Reuters by Kambale Musavuli, Published on The Daily Maverick, 22 June 2018 The uncertainty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has garnered the full attention of regional and continental[…]

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500 Years is Long Enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

Native Prisoners at Boma Taking the Air, The mortality rate among natives at Boma  [under Leopold] is enormous, the normal death rate being 50-70%, under favorable conditions . . . by Robert J. Burrows, originally published on CounterCurrents Blog, May 25, 2018 I would like to tell you something about human depravity and illustrate just how widespread it is among[…]

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In Praise of Blood

African dictators Paul Kagame and Laurent Kabila slaughtered and impoverished the people of central Africa on behalf of and assisted by western corporations and western governments. The following has been excerpted from Judi Rever’s compelling new book, In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rawandan Patriotic Front, with permission of the publisher, Random House Canada. Originally published on Black[…]

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UN Declared Humanitarian Crisis in the DRC, President Kabila Rejects Aid

President Joseph Kabila insists that there is no humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, even as millions of children starve. Kabila “doesn’t want anything to reinforce what is widely understood: that the instability in the country is caused in large part by his refusal to step down from power,” says Friends of the Congo’s Maurice Carney Interview with[…]

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Congolese Youth Face Repression for Speaking Up

Young activists who are in the forefront of challenging the Joseph Kabila regime have been subjected to indefinite detention By Kate Janse van Rensburg, originally published on The Dawn News, April 10, 2018 Christian Lumu Lukusa and James Katshingu were kidnapped by the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa on November 22, 2017. They[…]

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