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Congo's First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A Quiet Coup?

Congo’s First Election in 49 Years: Has Democracy Won, Or Was It A Quiet Coup?

January 14, 2019

Congolese Catholic Church and 70,000 observers said reformer Fayulu won, but the DRC government declared Tshisekedi the winner

Dem. Rep. of Congo Postpones Election While US Props up President Kabila

Dem. Rep. of Congo Postpones Election While US Props up President Kabila

December 24, 2018

After 58 years of repression, the battle for democracy picks up in the DRC, while PResident Joseph Kabila continues to enjoy unquestioned support from the US and has an Israeli security company working for him. We speak to Maurice Carney

Africa

August 18, 2017
Maurice Carney says Congo’s crisis can be traced to its mineral wealth, long exploited by the west, and the country’s elites who refuse to let go of their power

Crisis in Congo

December 20, 2016
Friends of the Congo’s Kambale Musavuli says the fate of Congo’s democracy hangs in the balance

Opposition Calls for a General Strike As Congolese President Wins Election Delay

October 18, 2016

The usually bustling streets of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital were mostly empty on Wednesday as the opposition has called for a general strike after the president was awarded a two-year election delay

With Rape Conviction of Former Congo Leader, Attention Must Turn to Western Atrocities

March 24, 2016

Landmark ruling by International Criminal Court is only the first step towards achieving justice, says Congolese human rights activist Kambale Musavuli

Reality Asserts Itself - Vijay Prashad

August 11, 2013
In the final segment of Paul Jay’s interview with Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself, the subject is the undermining of international law and military interventions in the name of human rights.