Un train de la Société nationale de chemin de fer (SNCC)

(Reuters) – At least 63 people were killed and 80 were seriously injured in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province when a train speeding too fast round a bend derailed, a provincial minister said on Wednesday.

Fifty others were trapped inside the goods train after 12 of its carriages flipped off the track in the accident near Likasi, a mining town between Lubumbashi and Kolwezi in the copper and cobalt-rich southeast.

“Evidently the train was going too fast, the driver came to a curve and had to break suddenly leading to the accident,” said Dikanga Kazadi, Katanga’s interior minister.

He said the priority was rescuing those still trapped and a team had been sent to investigate the cause of the accident. A witness said he counted 37 bodies at the scene. Read the rest of this entry »

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Les masques sont tombés après les révélations parues dans la presse. L’homme qui a toujours prêché la rigueur, la transparence et le sens élevé de l’Etat, l’ex-PGR et ancien Premier ministre de Mobutu apparaît sous son vrai jour, manœuvrier et prêt à tout, même au ridicule Read the rest of this entry »

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Le culte de la personnalité présidentielle, ou plutôt dictatoriale, était à son comble le vendredi 14 mars 2014 à Oyo, le village natal de Denis Sassou-N’Guesso, élevé maintenant au rang de capitale politique de la République du Congo. Read the rest of this entry »

Draw the line at oil in Virunga National Park

Posted: April 23, 2014 by elskiy in News
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Wivine MbumbaLe gouvernement a libéré, lundi 21 avril, les cinquante premiers bénéficiaires de la loi d’amnistie, dans les prisons centrale de Makala et militaire de Ndolo, à Kinshasa. Les autorités pénitentiaires indiquent qu’il s’agit de la première vague de libérés et la deuxième sera constituée d’une centaine de prisonniers. Elles affirment également qu’elles procéderont de manière graduelle pour atteindre un total prévu de 300 libérés.  Read the rest of this entry »

FARDCCongo has announced the first batch of former rebels who will receive an amnesty adopted earlier this year.

The Justice Ministry announced over the weekend a list of around 50 people that includes members of the former M23 rebels, who were defeated by the government late last year. Read the rest of this entry »