RDC : Felix Tshisekedi compte mobiliser 86 milliards USD pour exécuter son projet de société

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Le président de l’UDPS, Félix Tshisekedi, candidat à la présidentielle, compte mobiliser un budget de 86,71 milliards USD, afin d’exécuter son projet de société pour la RDC s’il était élu. Ce budget global de son programme d’action a été présenté et défendu mercredi 15 août à Kinshasa. Selon lui, ce programme serait réalisé dans 10 ans avec 85% du PIB. Continue reading RDC : Felix Tshisekedi compte mobiliser 86 milliards USD pour exécuter son projet de société

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RDC: Ebola à Beni : un premier malade guéri

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Une fillette de treize ans est guérie de la maladie à virus Ebola dans le village de Mangina, dans le territoire de Beni (Nord-Kivu), s’est félicité le ministère de la Santé Publique, dans son bilan sur l’évolution de la situation épidémiologique sur cette maladie, publié lundi 13 août. Continue reading RDC: Ebola à Beni : un premier malade guéri

Kinshasa Makambo – Screening in London Fri 7th

Film African and Open City Documentary Festival present Kinshasa Makambo.
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Dieudo Hamadi’s non-fiction film follows three men at the heard of the resistence when Joseph Kabila, President of the Dmeocratic Republic of Congo, refuses to relinquish power at the end of his second term. Continue reading Kinshasa Makambo – Screening in London Fri 7th

How roadblocks, not just minerals, fund rebels and conflict in the Congo

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For over a decade it’s been widely recognised that rebel financing in the Democratic Republic of Congo is firmly linked to mining.

First discovered by the Belgians in 1904, the Congolese soil harbours a huge amount of precious minerals. Subsequent industrial exploitation of copper and gold became the backbone of first Belgian colonialism and later Mobutu Sese Seko’s kleptocracy.

After Cold War support for Mobutu waned, masses of ordinary Congolese invaded Continue reading How roadblocks, not just minerals, fund rebels and conflict in the Congo

Congo: The Ebola outbreak area in North Kivu province, classified as a level four security threat by the WHO

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Armed escorts will be required to protect vaccination teams as they battle to contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization has warned. Continue reading Congo: The Ebola outbreak area in North Kivu province, classified as a level four security threat by the WHO

AP Interview: Congo’s Bemba prepares to challenge Kabila

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WATERLOO, Belgium (AP) — Fresh from acquittal of war crimes at the International Criminal Court, former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is returning to his country on Wednesday to take part in a long-delayed, long-divisive presidential election.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Bemba said “it will be a disaster for Congo” if President Joseph Kabila stays on past the election that is now set for December. Kabila’s mandate ran out in late 2016 but his government has repeatedly put off the vote, blaming complications in organizing it.

While the international community’s patience frays — the United States on Thursday warned Kabila that “the time for posturing is over” — Congo’s president has remained quiet on his role Continue reading AP Interview: Congo’s Bemba prepares to challenge Kabila

Africa will write its own history and it will be…a history of glory and dignity. P Lumumba

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