Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo Election Violence and the International Criminal Court


KPFA Weekend News, 12.03.2011:  

Human Rights Watch reports 18 dead and 100 wounded, mostly in Kinshasa, mostly supporters of leading opposition candidate Étienne Tshisekedi, shot by sitting President Joseph Kabila's Republican Guard, during the last three days of the presidential and parliamentary election campaign, before the Congolese people began voting on November 28th. More violence is feared, and Human Rights Watch has called on Kabila's government to "immediately reign in its security forces," but International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo has not responded since early November, when he issued a warning that the ICC has jurisdiction in Congo, which most interpreted as a warning to Mr. Tshisekedi

Congo November 2011: Will the people accept election theft?

KPFA Weekend News, 08.20.2011

Shame on the Associated Press in Congo

Shame on the Associated Press for this report, reproduced word for word by news outlets all over the world. This is the nearly identical report that the AP has been regurgitating about the Democratic Republic of the Congo for years. They probably pulled it out of a computer file and changed the date, and perhaps the location of the refugee camp:  

"Uganda: More than 100 refugees flee Congo violence

By: The Associated Press | The Associated Press | 07/25/11 5:03 AM


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