Archive | February, 2016

[Pragmora in the News] IBT: There are ways to help President Kabila step down and give him a way out from power

FULL ARTICLE By Elsa Buchanan. February 23, 2016 17:05 GMT The West should give President Joseph Kabila a way out of power rather than imposing sanctions that will have little impact on his departure, a conflict resolution firm has told IBTimes UK in an exclusive interview. The remarks come as accusations of a violent crackdown […]

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[News Release] DR Congo: Brazen Illegal Detainment of Pro-Democracy Youth Activists

TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2016 /CNW/ – Yesterday, eight members of the pro-democracy youth movement, Lucha, were illegally detained by government security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the pre-dawn hours prior to a national General Strike, police woke and arrested six Lucha members in Goma. In Kinshasa, Bienvenu Matumo and Marc Heritier Kaitaine […]

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[Pragmora in the News] Toronto Star: “Dictator’s shadow looms over Congo: DiManno”

FULL ARTICLE Junior Kannah / AFP/Getty Images A vendor walks along an empty main road in central Kinshasa Tuesday after a strike was called by a coalition including dozens of political parties and civil society organisations allied to the two main opposition parties in parliament. By: Rosie DiManno Columnist, Published on Tue Feb 16 2016 […]

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‘Day of Dead Cities” in the DR Congo

On Tuesday February 16, all work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will stop for a day of “dead cities.” With one voice, the civic and political opposition has called upon “officials, students, shopkeepers, national, international and UN agencies, farmers, and all Congolese” to stay home in a General Strike. February 16 has meaning. […]

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