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As a Republican, I see a 12-alarm fire raging. Why can’t Trump?

Regardless of the overall outcome of Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania, the political message is clear: Republicans are in trouble. The margin between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb is so close that Republicans everywhere should take note — and be worried. Even if Saccone manages to scrape by and win, nothing will change […]

DRC security forces harass journalists covering Kabila protests

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on December 31, 2017, harassed at least three journalists who were reporting on protests in the capital, Kinshasa, over President Joseph Kabila's refusal to stand down when his second five-year term in office expired in 2016 and his refusal to...

Former African champions ASEC, V Club flop at home

20 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast flopped at home and fellow former African title winners V Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo also bowed out of the CAF Champions League Sunday. The Abidjan club, winners of the...Show More Summary

DRC conflict sees thousands of refugees flee to Uganda

Thousands of refugees from Ituri Province in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo are fleeing to neighbouring Uganda, as an ongoing conflict between Hema and Lendu ethnic groups continues to spread.

America Fishtails

The New Yorker asked California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) about the current state of American politics. “If, as now seems possible, Democrats dominate the 2018 and 2020 elections, and they end up governing as unilaterally as the Republicans have, Brown [...]

Soledad O'Brien Blisters Chuck Woolery After He Insists Trump Is 'Fighting For The Republic'

Television journalist Soledad O'Brien on Sunday jabbed conservative presenter Chuck Woolery after he claimed that President Donald Trump is "fighting for the the Republic." In a tweet on Saturday, Woolery blasted Democrats and praised...Show More Summary

Trump Is Putting Us on Course for a Global Health Disaster

Forty-two years ago, health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then called Zaire) reported an explosive outbreak caused by a pathogen that local clinicians could not identify. Within two months, 318 people living around the rural town of Yambuku had fallen ill. Show More Summary

Coffee, Conflict, and the Congo: Healing Hearts and Minds begins with Life and Limbs

The Lake Kivu region in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been called “a paradise for coffee” due to its perfect location for farming coffee: latitude, altitude, and rainfall.

DP World May Develop $1.2 Billion Port at Banana on Congo Coast

By William Clowes and Michael J. Kavanagh (Bloomberg) — DP World Ltd. may develop a $1.2 billion deep-water port in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to documents published by a Senegalese whistle-blowing organization. DP World...Show More Summary

Why is the world at war?

Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine – the globe is scarred by violence We live in a world of trouble. Conflicts today may be much less lethal than those that scarred the last century, but this brings little comfort. Show More Summary

Congo Reopens Logging In Forests Near Huge Peatlands (Which Contain Billions Of Tons Of Greenhouse Gases)

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now reinstated logging concessions totaling several thousands of square kilometers located in forest regions that cover peatlands containing massive amounts of stored carbon, a spokesperson has revealed.

Botswana blames Congo's humanitarian crisis on Kabila

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Botswana blamed Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Monday for his country's humanitarian and security crisis, in the sharpest criticism yet from an African government of his refusal to step down.

The Catholic Church is trying to oust an African dictator — photos and video show priests being beaten in the streets

Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila has refused to relinquish power for more than a year, and the Catholic Church has emerged as the leader in the fight against him. Since December, when Kabila again refused to step...Show More Summary

Inter-ethnic clashes in eastern Congo kill 22 people

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Inter-ethnic clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least 22 people, including 15 civilians, over the past two days, a local official said on Monday.

Two killed during weekend protests in DR Congo

Two people were killed during weekend marches in the Democratic Republic of Congo calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the latest of several demonstrations forcefully put down by authorities. Bishop Donatien Nshole, whose...Show More Summary

One killed, four injured as DR Congo police fire on banned protests

3 weeks agoNews : The Lookout

One person was killed and at least four injured as police fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse banned protests calling on DR Congo President Joseph Kabila to stand down. The church-backed protests in the Democratic Republic of...Show More Summary

Congo police kill activist in church-led march against Kabila

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa shot dead a civil society activist and wounded several other people during church-led demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila on Sunday, witnesses said.

Congo police kill protester in church-led march against Kabila

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa shot dead an anti-government protester and wounded two others who had gathered to take part in church-led marches against President Joseph Kabila's rule on Sunday.

The Navy's 4 Most Powerful Battleships Ever Unretired 3 Times (Think North Korea and Russia)

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

On June 25, 1950, the forces of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, backed by the Soviet Union, invaded pro-American South Korea. The invasion triggered an intervention by the United States, and USS Missouri was sent to provide support for American forces. Show More Summary

DRCongo braced for anti-Kabila protest despite ban

Church-backed protests against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's refusal to quit power were expected to go ahead Sunday despite a ban and bloody crackdowns on past rallies. The chronically unstable nation is braced for more unrest following months of tension sparked by Kabila's prolonged rule and long-delayed elections. Show More Summary

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