Monthly Archives: January 2011

General Updates

Over the past month, a great deal of progress has been made on several fronts here at CLI. Recognizing the importance of our presence in Kinshasa, CLI has added key individuals to (and bolstered financial resources for) staff on the … Continue reading

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Voter Registration in Congo

An interesting blog post from Wednesday highlights a familiar American problem currently prevalent in the Congo: low voter registration. Jason Stearns (whose book you should certainly preorder) focuses in particular on the low turnout in the capital of Kinshasa, where … Continue reading

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Update: Riots at the University of Kinshasa

Earlier this month, it was reported that there had been violence at the University of Kinshasa resulting in several deaths. A recent update indicates that the Congolese government has called for peace and calm and confirms that there had been … Continue reading

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Patrice Lumumba: 50 years later

More than one major news outlet (here and here) has devoted some space today to the 50th anniversary of Patrice Lumumba’s assassination. Lumumba was the first democratically- elected leader of the Congo following its independence and though he was an … Continue reading

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Riots at the University of Kinshasa

Some startling news came across the radar screen yesterday: a protest at the University of Kinshasa turned violent, claiming the lives of about 10 people. Congo is no stranger to violence, as you’ll see in previous blog entries, but Kinshasa (where … Continue reading

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Congo Helping Hands

Congo Helping Hands is an incredible organization founded by Woody Collins at work in the Bulape region of Central Congo. Their work is wide- ranging and makes a great difference to the people of Bulape, many of whom are truly … Continue reading

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Elections in the Congo

Very interesting blog post today about the upcoming election in the Congo and President Joseph Kabila‘s efforts to remain in power. Kabila came into office after the assassination of his father in 2001 and was reelected in 2006. He is very … Continue reading

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Excellent blog with news on the Congo

Check out this blog for an excellent overview of news pertaining to the Congo and interesting commentary.

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A look inside the LDP: Student Selection

An important auxiliary element of the LDP is the selection of participants. Obviously, this is of concern to all CLI supporters because it is the participants who will make good on CLI’s investment in the future of the Congo. The … Continue reading

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