Category Archives: News about the Congo

Goma, Kelvin Doe, and the Aid Paradox

As Americans celebrated Thanksgiving this past week, Congo’s presence in our newspapers moved towards the front pages to an extent not seen since last year’s elections. Rebels from a group known as “M23” have taken Goma, a major city in … Continue reading

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More Countries Follow the US by Cutting Aid to Rwanda

Rwanda’s government needed a wake-up call. And they got one.  As of today, the United States, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom have all made significant cuts in their foreign aid to Rwanda. This comes as a high victory … Continue reading

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“A Candidate for the Poor”- Congo’s Parliamentary Results

Friday morning some of the Parliamentary results from the November elections were announced. President Joseph Kabila’s party won the majority, taking 34 seats with opposition leader Tshisekedi’s party taking 34 seats. The Parliamentary results, like the Presidential result, are being … Continue reading

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Congo Suspends Text Messaging

Text messaging on cell phones has been suspended since early December, and multiple television and radio stations have been disconnected or banned from being transmitted. Where is the transparency in this? The government claims that it wants to better the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Declares Kabila Winner

The DRC’s Supreme Court has declared incumbent President Joseph Kabila the winner of the elections. Since the result was originally announced there have been claims of fraud and a lack of transparency by the Congolese, the Congolese diaspora, and leaders … Continue reading

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Kabila Declared Election Winner By CENI

President Joseph Kabila has been declared the winner of the presidential election in the Democratic of the Congo with 49% of the vote. President Kabila has held that title since his father’s assassination in 2001 and will continue to for … Continue reading

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Congo’s Elections: A Commentary

Here are some reflections of CLI’s Founder and CEO Nathaniel Houghton on Congo’s elections: For the first time since CLI was founded, Congo is holding elections. For any organization working in the DRC, this is obviously big news – bigger … Continue reading

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DRC Elections are Today!

Though there had been speculation that the election would be put off due to lack of supplies, the polls are open today to the Congolese. It was not easy for them to get here; pre-election violence resulted in a great … Continue reading

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Blog Shoutout!

Always on the lookout to learn more about the situation in the Congo we recently came across a blog, Congo Masquerade, that provides some great insights on what is happening and has been happening in the Democratic Republic of the … Continue reading

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Will the Generational Gap Affect Election Results?

Tensions are growing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the presidential race becomes more volatile. According to Reuters there have been 188 documented cases of election-related violence in the past year. And more is expected in the next few weeks … Continue reading

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