Crisis in Congo

Congo Youth Defy Repression, Protest President Refusing to Leave Office

December 20, 2016

Friends of the Congo’s Kambale Musavuli says the fate of Congo’s democracy hangs in the balance

20 Killed In Protests Demanding Congo President Step Down and Respect Term Limits

December 20, 2016

Friends of the Congo’s Maurice Carney says the US shares responsibility for Congo’s latest crisis because it backed corrupt Congo leaders when it served their interests.

Crisis in Congo

November 19, 2008

Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) is not new. Since it gained independence in 1960 it has been ravaged by war, tyranny and international economic opportunism. Despite a promise from rebel leader Laurent Nkunda to support a UN backed ceasefire, the fighting has not stopped between Nkunda’s forces and the Congolese government. Congo is bordered by eight different countries and McClatchy journalist Shashank Bengali believes that "there is potential for this conflict to destabilize the whole region."

Crisis in Congo

November 18, 2008

The second part of this story will be published Wednesday Nov. 19, 2008.