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Top Congolese Official Blasts Washington for Pulling Embassy Staff’s Family Members

In the aftermath of violent political protests in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa and other major cities this month, Washington has now ordered all family members of government personnel stationed in the country to leave, and has halted most U.S. 444 more words


Och-Ziff's African (formerly lucrative) nightmare

Och-Ziff Capital Management Admits To Role In Africa Bribery Conspiracies And Agrees To Pay $213 Million Criminal Fine

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York: “Och-Ziff Enters into 3-Year Deferred Prosecution Agreement; Och-Ziff Subsidiary Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Violate the FCPA” 1,680 more words


Families of U.S. Personnel in Democratic Republic of Congo Ordered to Leave Amid Unrest

In light of “continued instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” the U.S. State Department mandated Thursday the immediate departure of all nonessential personnel. 215 more words

DRC365 #273

Water sports. When your neighbours come wake boarding across the lake past your house after work it suddenly seems a world away from the reality the other side of the gate.

Humanitarian Aid Work

The joys of pitching

I’ve pitched a few ideas this week – a short story, two ideas for newspaper features and another short story.

Busy.Also done some walking connected to my current project and as a result wrote a piece about the walking sticks in my life. 155 more words

Violences à Kinshasa: des peines allant de 45 jours à 25 ans de prison prononcées

Cent trente-huit personnes arrêtées pendant les émeutes qui ont secoué la ville de Kinshasa la semaine dernière ont déjà été jugées en procédure de flagrance. Trente-huit personnes ont été acquittées alors que cent autres ont été condamnées à des 321 more words



De grote boulevard is afgesloten en ik fietste dus via de superdrukke boulevard Kasavubu en de markt terug naar huis. Terwijl ik me tussen twee autobussen wurmde, hield een agente me aan. 1,257 more words