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Oct
31

Is Obama Calling Out Congo’s Neighbors Enough For Peace In The Congo?

U.S. President Barack Obama concluded his trip to Africa on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. After visiting Senegal and South Africa, President Obama’s last stop on his African tour was in Tanzania where he visited President Jakaya Kikwete. Both President Obama and Kikwete have…

Oct
31

Hutu Refugees’ Deadliest Months in Congo – Part 1

October 1996 was the beginning of the deadliest and bloodiest period for refugees and population in Congo in general and for Hutu refugees in particular. On 18 October, the AFDL (Alliance des forces démocratiques pour la libération du Congo), was officially formed in…