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Pop & HissJonathan Ward's ‘Opika Pende' box set resurrects the world of early African music — with a history lesson in the mix. Jonathan Ward's music room in his second-floor Angeleno Heights walk-up is a tight, comfortable space with three walls full.....
World NowChaos and violence mar elections in Congo: At least five people were confirmed dead in violence as Democratic Republic of Congo held presidential and parliamentary elections, amid frustrations due to voting delays and chaos....
Associated PressGOMA, Congo (AP) — M23 rebels fired two rockets into the eastern Congo city of Goma, killing one person and wounding four, officials said, in an apparent spillover from three days of fighting raging north of the city. The attack underscores the...
Tags: United Nations, Congo, Rebellions, Joseph Kabila, Armed Forces
ReutersKINSHASA (Reuters) - The World Bank on Wednesday announced $1 billion in development funding for Africa's Great Lakes region, where renewed fighting this week between the government and rebels in eastern Congo has raised fears once again of an...
Tags: Uganda, Congo, Rebellions, Africa, World Bank Group
ReutersKINSHASA, May 14 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo will create a new town named after Patrice Lumumba, its assassinated post-independence prime minister, the government said on Tuesday. Lumumbaville will be formed from settlements near the...
Tags: Congo, Assassinations, Government, Politics
Reuters* Anti-rebel brigade has mandate for offensive operations * Comprised of South African, Tanzanian, Malawian troops * Military solution seen limited without political measures By Jonny Hogg RUMANGABO, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 6 (Reuters) - I n...
Dr. William Close, a self-proclaimed country doctor who became the personal physician of Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko and played a key role in halting the 1976 outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus that terrified Zaire and surrounding countries, has...
Tribune foreign correspondentThe invalids line their wheelchairs along the edge of the pier, high above the Congo River's swirling, deadly currents, as if about to plunge in. But they are not suicidal. They are in a race. And they must solve an important puzzle: How can they board...
Tribune foreign correspondentThe rains start in October in Katanga province, with huge drops that fall as they do only in the tropics, straight and hard, like a hail of ball bearings. Water pools. And then, restlessly, the runoff begins to move. It slides northward across an immense...
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