[Documentary] Katanga Business (2009)

À regarder pour comprendre le business du minerai au Katanga, les investissements Chinois et autres.

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RD Congo : Un pays encerclé militairement ?

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Par Boniface Musavuli

Les malheurs qui s’abattent sur les Congolais sont souvent précédés d’une série d’évènements auxquels l’opinion nationale et les autorités ne prêtent pas attention. Ce qui se passe en Centrafrique depuis un an, et pire encore depuis janvier dernier, devrait préoccuper les dirigeants congolais au plus haut point. La présence des troupes rwandaises à Bangui, acheminées à bord d’avions militaires américains, et l’importance du rôle qu’elles ont rapidement acquis dans le pays, confirment une inquiétude qui se lisait dans un article de Colette Braeckman de mars 2013. La chute du Président Bozizé, un allié de la RDC et de l’Afrique du Sud, a pu être orchestrée par Kigali.

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LUBA DIVINERS IN KATANGA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Jacques Jangoux´s JungleView blog

(I don´t remember the circumstances of these photographs, taken during my military service in 1959, probably during training or reconnaissance trips. )

This post will be updated after I receive additional information from specialists of Luba culture and religion.

The Luba:

The Luba are a bantu-speaking people. Linguistic and archeological evidence trace early Luba people in the Upemba depression around the 6th or 7th Century (Ehret p. 262, Christine Saidi p.43), later forming what Ehret has called the Upemba kingdom, which later expanded into the Luba Empire, an association of kingdoms, that dominated commerce (iron, copper, salt, ivory) in the south-eastern savannas West of Lake Tanganika in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, trading both with the Portuguese on the Atlantic coast and with the Arabs on the Indian Ocean coast through intermediaries. It declined when Swahili-Arab ivory and slave traders cut trade routes and stopped Luba expansion. Luba territory was…

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“Mpwekelela” by G’Sparks & Ced Koncept

nice piece difficult to resist.

Title: Mpwekelela ft. Ced Koncept & Caseiro
Artist: G’Sparks
Year: 2010
Lyrics: Cedrick Kikudi & Frank Caseiro
Music: G’Sparks

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Kalùmyànà mpwekelela
Anu bu ninja sempela
Ionda dikasa
Ngalu ni danse mupyamupya

Mambo ina waka
Ced ana tomboka sasa
Droite, gauche, droita
Nwacooki kwela mpata anyi?
Shikiya nsonshi
Umbusha nkwasa
Cyalu cidyunda
Mêma neebà to ni panshì

Kalùmyànà mpwekelela (shuka)
Mpwekelela

Kalùmyànà mpwekelela
Ki diba ubaleja que aka est là
Lekela fier bikila balunda semenayi
Bonsu tuyayi ee
Mu cyalu tujayi ee
Sangalayi
1, 2 feinte twayi ee
Kiviringo she bote mu kiviringo
Kiviringo she bote mu kiviringo

Kalùmyànà mpwekelela (shuka)
Mpwekelela

Blaza tu discuss
Flow na zi dispatch
Mentor ni G’Sparks
1, 2, 3 Go
Leo ni furaha
Tshezeni wote c’est comme ça
Akaaa atuna uruma
Uripenda ku duma
Vumilia ku luma
Kalùmyànà sempelela
Kalùmyànà mpwekelela lembelela
Kadi sempelela’s

Kalùmyànà mpwekelela (shuka)
Mpwekelela

Eelayi byanza muulu
Kwatayi bintu bwènù…

Kalùmyànà mpwekelela (shuka)
Mpwekelela

[Remarkable] Speaking The 4 National Languages

José, an italo-belgian guy, speaking the 4 national languages of Congo. I think he beats almost everyone. Generally, strangers learn Lingala or Swahili depending on where they evolve but here he speaks all four. I have to admit, I’m impressed! Keep it up!

Congo: les expulsions des Congolais de la RDC gagnent Pointe Noire

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Des centaines de Congolais de la RDC refoulés du Brazzaville continuent à débarquer au Beach de l’Onatra à Kinshasa. Selon des expulsés qui sont arrivés vendredi 25 avril à Kinshasa, au moins 180 personnes en provenance de Pointe Noire sont déjà arrivés à l’ambassade de la RDC à Brazzaville, attendant eux aussi leur rapatriement à Kinshasa.

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DR Congo stampede: Deaths in Kikwit at Emeneya tribute

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Several people have been crushed to death in a stampede at a tribute festival for Congolese singer King Kester Emeneya, officials say.

He died in Paris earlier this year aged 57 and large crowds had gathered in his home town of Kikwit in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the concert.

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[Today in History] April 25th

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1961 – Moise Tshombe is arrested.

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Moïse Tshombe

2014 – At least 23 people die and 19 people are hurt following the crushes during the tribute festival to King Kester Emeneya in Kikwit June 30th Stadium.

GLOBAL
1945 – San Francisco conference is held all through June 26th in presence of delegates from 50 countries convene to review and rewrite Dumbarton Oaks agreements from 1944

At least 63 killed as speeding Congo train derails: government official

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Un train de la Société nationale de chemin de fer (SNCC)

(Reuters) – At least 63 people were killed and 80 were seriously injured in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province when a train speeding too fast round a bend derailed, a provincial minister said on Wednesday.

Fifty others were trapped inside the goods train after 12 of its carriages flipped off the track in the accident near Likasi, a mining town between Lubumbashi and Kolwezi in the copper and cobalt-rich southeast.

“Evidently the train was going too fast, the driver came to a curve and had to break suddenly leading to the accident,” said Dikanga Kazadi, Katanga’s interior minister.

He said the priority was rescuing those still trapped and a team had been sent to investigate the cause of the accident. A witness said he counted 37 bodies at the scene.

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Study Finds Less Green in the Congo Rain Forest

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Years of drier conditions in the Congo River basin in central Africa appear to be affecting trees in the region’s vast rain forests, scientists reported on Wednesday.

Writing in the journal Nature, the researchers said the capacity of the trees to photosynthesize had declined. If this trend continues, they suggested, a long-term result could be changes in the structure and composition of the region’s forests, the largest expanse of rain forest in the world after the Amazon. Those potential changes — which could eventually mean a shift from a classic rain forest with a closed canopy of trees to a more open, savanna-like environment — could affect the region’s biodiversity and its capacity to fix and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

The lead researcher, Liming Zhou of the University at Albany, cautioned that the analysis had used only data from remote-sensing satellites, including one that uses…

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Disease

Earth Report

Yellow fever in the Democratic Republic of Congo

On 12 March 2014, 2 events of yellow fever were reported in the North and in the South of DRC. Six laboratory-confirmed cases with yellow fever virus infection were reported. Of these, 3 were from Bondo health zone, Orientale Province, 2 from Buta health zone, Orientale Province and 1 from Kikondja health zone, Katanga Province. In total 139 suspected, probable and confirmed cases, including 6 death were reported.

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – update

On 22 April 2014, the Ministry of Health of Jordan reported an additional laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

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RDC: listes officielles de 271 bénéficiaires de la loi d’amnistie

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Cabinet du Ministère de la Justice à Kinshasa, 19 janvier 2011.

Sept arrêtés signés par le ministre de la Justice portent désormais à 271 le nombre total des bénéficiaires de la loi d’amnistie pour faits insurrectionnels, faits de guerre et infractions politiques. Après la première vague de libération des cinquante prisonniers de Kinshasa, la deuxième vague se fait encore attendre. Les autorités pénitentiaires évoquent le manque

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[Documentary] Le guide VICE du Congo

Partie 1

Partie 2

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Partie 3

Partie 4

Partie 5

[Today in History] April 22nd

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1884 – US recognizes King Leopold II’s Congo Free State

2014 – A 21 wagon freight train derails in the area of Katongala, Katanga, up-north Kamina. Although the authorities try to minimize the event, NGOs on site evaluate the casualties to over 250 deaths many more hurt.

Loi d’amnistie: les 50 premiers bénéficiaires sortis des prisons à Kinshasa

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Wivine MbumbaLe gouvernement a libéré, lundi 21 avril, les cinquante premiers bénéficiaires de la loi d’amnistie, dans les prisons centrale de Makala et militaire de Ndolo, à Kinshasa. Les autorités pénitentiaires indiquent qu’il s’agit de la première vague de libérés et la deuxième sera constituée d’une centaine de prisonniers. Elles affirment également qu’elles procéderont de manière graduelle pour atteindre un total prévu de 300 libérés.  

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ASSOCIATION LES MAMANS D’ABORD REVOLTÉE ET CHOQUÉE PAR LA MAUVAISE QUALITÉ DE L’EDUCATION EN RDC

Paul Sadala killed in Congo gun battle

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Central African Republic Rebel AdvanceKinshasa – A militia leader accused of kidnap, rape and cannibalism in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed on Monday alongside four other people during a firefight as he sought to escape his army captors, the government said.

Paul Sadala, a poacher-turned-militia leader known as “Morgan” who operated in Congo’s Orientale province, surrendered on Saturday with around 40 of his followers.

He was being brought by the army to the town of Bunia when he attacked the soldiers escorting him, government spokesman Lambert Mende told Reuters.

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[Documentary] Visite de Kananga (2009)

Citùpà cyà kumpàla

Citùpà cibîdi:

Citùpà cisâtu:

“Congo na biso” by Vodacom Super Star 2010

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Rwanda genocide: ‘Domino effect’ in DR Congo

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As Rwanda remembers the 20th anniversary of the genocide in which some 800,000 mainly ethnic Tutsis were killed, massacres of Hutus in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo have been forgotten, writes the BBC’s Maud Jullien.

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