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. 

Museveni and Rice shake hands on Uganda's occupation of South Sudan

Susan Rice, left, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni KPFA Weekend News, 05.10.2015

"The cynicism and utter disregard for the lives of millions of Africans in Congo, Uganda, and South Sudan must end."  -Milton Allimadi

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.

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



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