Underreported Update: The Democratic Republic of Congo

Thursday, March 01, 2012

In November, the Democratic Republic of Congo held presidential elections, even as the security situation there deteriorated. On today’s Underreported Update, Father Ferdinand Muhigirwa, the director of CEPAS (Centre d’Etudes pour l’Action Sociale), the oldest think tank in Congo, describes what’s happened since the contested election. He also looks at suppression of protests in Kinshasa and escalation of violence in the eastern part of the country. We’ll also be joined by Akwe Amosu, the director of Africa advocacy at the Open Society Foundations.


Akwe Amosu and Ferdinand Muhigirwa

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Ken from Massapequa, NY

Dear friends and fellow citizens,

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Below you will find a TPP and TAFTA Opposition document telling your city council and congressional representatives why they should oppose TPP and TAFTA.

Below is an excellent example of a Resolution for your City Council and Congressperson that was successfully passed in Richmond, CA. We need to put a similar one up for vote in our local city councils now !

We all need to contact our local city councils and get a resolution on the agenda as well as contact Congressional representatives.

Time is of the essence. Fast tracking is looking for Senate approval by April 13th, which is expected.

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In Peace and Solidarity,


Mar. 19 2015 11:05 AM

I'm placing this here because there's no way to comment at the 100 Historical Objects page. It's just a link to Wiki's entry on Ulama, the contemporary name for the ancient game described in today's segment.

For those who are curious.

Mar. 01 2012 01:23 PM

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