Democratic Republic of the Congo

Would Hillary Clinton change new US policy on Rwanda?



The new US policy toward Rwanda, opposing constitutional change to allow President Paul Kagame to stay in power, has garnered wide attention. Friends of the Congo's Maurice Carney warns that it might well changed if Hillary Clinton becomes the next US president. 
 

Western power and press versus Burundi's President Nkurunziza



Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza
Should incumbent Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza be allowed to run for election again?  Most Western powers and Western press say no. 

UN Security Council responds to African Great Lakes Regional flashpoints

 
KPFA Weekend News, 05.02.2015

Rwandan and Ugandan troops have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during the past two weeks, but reporting is scant and neither the US, the UN Security Council, nor any other members of the international community have spoken to this, the latest Rwandan and Ugadnan violation of Congo's sovereignty. The international community has instead been focused on the constitutional crisis in Congo's neighbor, Burundi.

Increasing instability and political repression in African Great Lakes Region

 
KPFA Weekend News, 04.26.2015

Instability and political repression are increasing in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, as the presidents of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda seek to remain in power beyond constitutional term limits, and as Rwandan and Ugandan troops cross into Congo yet again. 

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila, and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame

 

Uganda's Museveni to seek re-election in his 30th year in office

 
KPFA Weekend News, 04.18.2015

Three presidents in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Burundi's Nkurunziza, DR Congo's Kabila, and Rwanda's Kagame, are all doing their best to stay in office beyond constitutional term limits. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, however, doesn't have to overcome term limits because Uganda's Parliament abolished them in 2005. He has already announced that he will run again in 2016, his thirtieth year in office.
 

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