Democratic Republic of the Congo

Will the West create its next failed state in Burundi?


KPFA Weekend News, 11.07.2015

Charles Kambanda told KPFA that the West is trying to create a failed state whose resources will then be easier to control.

African Great Lakes Region wracked by presidential succession struggles


KPFA Weekend News, 10.31.2015

Which presidents will remain in power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its neighbors, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, and the 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 Ugandan violation of Congo's sovereignty. The international community has instead been focused on the constitutional crisis in Congo's neighbor, Burundi.


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