DR Congo
Dispatches from the Congo: Lumumba lives!

In the first episode of our new show, Dispatches from the Congo, we take a look the life and legacy of the iconic Patrice Lumumba on the anniversary of his martyrdom

Researchers, activists to remember Congolese revolutionary Patrice Lumumba

On the 60th anniversary of his assassination, activists and researchers from across the African continent will discuss the legacy of Lumumba today

Congo Week: Our goal is the liberation of the DRC and the transformation of Africa

We talk to Kambale Musavuli, who explains the spirit behind Congo Week, the history of exploitation and violence against the people, and their inspiring fight-back.

Farewell Ernest Wamba dia Wamba!

Congolese militant and activist Ernest Wamba dia Wamba passed away on July 15 in Kinshasa

DRC mining workers Mining companies in DRC warned against confining workers at mining sites

Global mining companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused by trade unions of violating workers’ rights in the name of the coronavirus pandemic

Disaster capitalism in the time of COVID-19

We talk to Kambale Musavuli, a Congolese human rights’ activist, on the current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Racism and colonial occupation of Africa

A recent ‘African-themed party’ in Brussels shows that many Belgians have not learnt from their horrific past as a brutal colonial power in Africa.

Hijacking the Congolese people’s victory

Kambale Musavuli writes on the challenges that the Congolese people face after they ended Joseph Kabila’s nearly two decades of repressive rule

How today’s crisis in the Congo began

Despite the country having rich mineral deposit, most of the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo live in extreme poverty. However, a new generation of youth are determined to overcome this contradiction and break the culture of plunder.

Around the world in 8 minutes Around the world in 8 minutes: Episode 03

Around the world in 8 minutes, is a brand new show from Peoples Dispatch where we bring you news from people’s movements and organizations across the globe.

Congolese defy Kabila in polls but doubts remain over winner’s mandate

Felix Tshisekedi was declared the president of DR Congo, having won 4% more votes than his nearest rival Martin Fayulu, who had the edge in opinion polls. The candidate of outgoing president Joseph Kabila came third

Elections held in DR Congo amid allegations of irregularity, postponement

The Election Commission postponed the polling in the eastern region of the country, which is said to be a stronghold of the opposition groups, citing outbreak of Ebola and violence.

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