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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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‘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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The wealth of the Congo resides in its people,
not in its minerals

In Memoriam – Guelord Mbaenda. Yesterday I received an alarming email message from Janvier about our mutual colleague, Guelord Mbaenda. Janvier wrote: “Yesterday, Guelord was traveling from Goma to Bukavu by boat. They had an accident and until now, we do not have his news but we know that several persons disappeared. We are checking […]

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