Archiv: Kongo / Congo


25.07.2022 - 15:03 [ @Ukraine66251776 / Nitter ]

Representatives of 22 states lined up to shake Foreign Minister Lavrov’s hand at the headquarters of the Arab League in #Cairo today

(24.07.2022)

US narrative that Russia is isolated has completely failed – no one believes this BS

25.07.2022 - 14:24 [ wfmz.com ]

Russia FM visits Egypt, part of Africa trip amid Ukraine war

Sergey Lavrov landed in Cairo late on Saturday, the first leg of his Africa trip that will also include stops in Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Russia’s state-run RT television network.

On Sunday, he first held talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, then his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shukry. Lavrov also met with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, before addressing the pan-Arab organization, the Arab League said.

15.07.2021 - 18:26 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Billionaire Dan Gertler Embroil Him in One of Biggest Graft Probes Ever

Surprisingly, Gertler submitted the documents that got him into trouble while he was receiving legal counsel from top lawyers in Israel. In the arbitration, Gertler is represented by attorneys Dori Klagsbald and Boaz Ben Zur. The latter is also former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s defense attorney in the so-called Case 4000, in which Netanyahu is accused of offering favors for positive media coverage.

21.03.2021 - 19:53 [ France24 ]

Congo Republic voters cast ballots in presidential poll amid Internet blackout

The Congo Republic pressed ahead with a presidential election on Sunday with the Internet and social media sites down since midnight, the main opposition candidate gravely ill and all signs showing the incumbent, Denis Sassou Nguesso, likely to win yet another poll following a boycott by the main opposition.

09.01.2020 - 23:32 [ SABC Digital News ]

SA military plane crash-lands at Goma airport | Update with Chris Ocamringa

A South African military plane has crash-landed at Goma airport in the eastern DRC. SABC Correspondent Chris Ocamringa has more information on this developing story. He joins us on the line from Goma.

18.11.2019 - 02:45 [ junge Welt ]

Tropenhelm auf: Mehr deutsches Militär nach Afrika

Emmanuel Ma cron ruft nach mehr EU-Militär in Afrika, und Berlin setzt den Tropenhelm auf. Paris sieht im Zerfall der meisten Staaten Westafrikas, den es 2011 durch den Krieg gegen Libyen gemeinsam mit Großbritannien und den USA herbeigeführt hatte, ein Sicherheitsproblem erster Ordnung. Das frankophone Kolonialreich droht anderen in die Hände zu fallen.

13.10.2019 - 03:34 [ The Local Sweden ]

UN lawyer tells US, UK and South Africa to reveal what they know about Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

He notes that several countries including France, Belgium, Sweden and Zimbabwe had responded to his questions, but the US, Britain and South Africa had not, even though they had designated an „independent appointee“ to handle his requests.

13.10.2019 - 03:25 [ The Guardian ]

MI6 accused of thwarting effort to solve 1961 killing of UN chief

Lord Lea of Crondall, chair of the Hammarskjöld Inquiry Trust, accused the British government of thwarting disclosure. “MI6 is running out of hiding space,” Lea said. “After this report they will be called out even more strongly by the UN.” He added: “The time has come for the UN to put a direct question to the UK: will they agree a meeting with MI6, yes or no?”

05.10.2019 - 03:40 [ farmlandgrab.org ]

Violent arrests and torture expose the myth of ‘development’

Greenpeace Africa is appalled — but not surprised — by reports of violent nocturnal arrests and torture of Congolese villagers in Tshopo province. The communities are involved in a conflict over their land with Plantations et Huileries du Congo SA (PHC), a palm oil plantation company owned by the Canadian company Feronia Inc.

05.10.2019 - 02:23 [ IPPNW ]

Klimakrise: Atomkraft – kein Klimaretter

„Atomkraft ist auf den Rohstoff Uran angewiesen“, sagt Makoma Lekalakala aus Südafrika, Trägerin des Goldmann Umweltpreises. „Urangewinnung und der Bau von Atomkraftwerken verletzen oft grundlegende Menschenrechte, insbesondere die Rechte indigener Völker und Gemeinschaften. Mein Kontinent Afrika und seine Bevölkerung haben genug unter den gesundheitlichen Folgen des Uranbergbaus gelitten. Die Arbeiter der Shinkolobwe Mine im Kongo, die das Uran für die Atombomben in Hiroshima und Nagasaki schürften. Die Arbeiter und die Bevölkerung des Niger, die für die französische Atomindustrie ihre Gesundheit opferten. Auch in Südafrika wurde die Bevölkerung durch den Uranbergbau vergiftet und verstrahlt, durch die toxischen und radioaktiven Hinterlassenschaften des Uranabbaus“, so Lekalakala.

05.09.2019 - 16:00 [ junge Welt ]

Marionetten stärken: Bundesaußenminister im Sudan und Kongo

Der Bundesaußenminister störte sich auch nicht daran, dass die Fäden zur Ausgestaltung des Übergangsprozesses weiter von schwerbelasteten Militärs wie Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan und Mohammed Hamdan »Hemedti« Daglo gezogen werden, unter anderem verantwortlich für den Völkermord in Darfur. Verteidigung und Inneres werden selbstverständlich auch vom und mit Personal des Militärrats bestückt. Am Dienstag offiziell benannt, wird Dschamal Al-Din Omar neuer Verteidigungsminister und kann dabei auf seine Erfahrung als Chef des Militärgeheimdienstes unter Al-Baschir bauen.

10.02.2019 - 17:01 [ New York Times ]

THE C.I.A. AND LUMUMBA

(2. Aug 1981) Others, including the C.I.A.’s critics, warn that if these restraints are loosened, the United States may well find itself slipping back to the situation that prevailed in the 1960’s, when the agency was virtually unbridled, when assassination of inconvenient foreign political figures was an acceptable technique, and when top officials cultivated a deliberate fuzziness that obscured the line of command from the President to the Director of Central Intelligence and on down to the operatives in the field. These critics fear that if the C.I.A. is given too much leeway in the means it employs, it may once again be tempted to interpret a President’s wishes in a way that will damage the good name and long-range interests of the United States.

10.02.2019 - 16:33 [ theGuardian.com ]

President ‚ordered murder‘ of Congo leader

(10. Aug 2000) The evidence comes in a previously unpublished 1975 interview with the minute-taker at an August 1960 White House meeting of Eisenhower and his national security advisers on the Congo crisis.

The minute-taker, Robert Johnson, said in the interview that he vividly recalled the president turning to Allen Dulles, director of the CIA, „in the full hearing of all those in attendance, and saying something to the effect that Lumumba should be eliminated“.

Mr Johnson recalled: „There was stunned silence for about 15 seconds and the meeting continued.“

06.01.2019 - 18:22 [ Nick Turse / antikrieg.com ]

Ein Gemetzel in Stille

Wie eine brutale ethnische Säuberungskampagne in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo durch Trumps „America First“-Politik und die Vernachlässigung durch die Welt verschlimmert wurde. (Dieser Text wurde auf antikrieg.com im vergangenen August in Fortsetzungen veröffentlicht.)

01.01.2019 - 17:14 [ Reuters ]

Congo cuts internet for second day to avert „chaos“ before poll results

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government cut internet connections and SMS services across the country for a second straight day on Tuesday as the country nervously awaited the first results from the weekend’s chaotic presidential election.

23.11.2018 - 09:16 [ Elephant ]

Passports to riches: Semlex’s dubious dealings with African governments

Despite these surprisingly powerful connections, Karaziwan is neither a citizen of Comoros, DRC or of any other African nation with which he has been able to secure incredible financial footholds and political appointments. He is a Syria-born Belgian citizen who for close to two decades has used Semlex and its various partners, as well as political clout and connections on the continent, to secure multiple hundred-million-dollar deals to provide passports and other identification documents to African countries at exorbitant prices and sometimes without going through open tender processes.

21.08.2018 - 18:48 [ Sean McFate / Politico ]

I Was a Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan Is Garbage.

(31.8.2017) Mercenaries are back, a dangerous trend occurring in the shadows. Their very lack of accountability is their main selling point; they offer plausible deniability and brute force to those too weak or squeamish to wage war. Customers are buying too, with mercenary proliferation in Afghanistan, Congo, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. Clients include countries, extractive industry and even terrorists. This trend may one day alter international relations: When anyone can rent a military, then super-rich and large corporations can become a new kind of superpower. Worse, mercenaries can start and elongate conflicts for profit, breeding endless war. A world with more mercenaries means a world with more war, which is why Prince’s proposal is so dangerous.

12.05.2018 - 02:35 [ Tagesschau ]

Verdachtsfälle in Kongo: WHO befürchtet Ebola-Ausbruch

Er habe mit dem kongolesischen Gesundheitsminister Oly Ilunga gesprochen, sagte Salama. Er hoffe nun innerhalb weniger Tage auf eine Genehmigung, einen von der Firma Merck entwickelten Impfstoff verwenden zu können. Dieser gilt als hocheffektiv, ist bislang aber nicht lizensiert.

12.05.2018 - 02:25 [ Xinhuanet ]

Burundi on high alert following Ebola outbreak in DRC

The surveillance system of diseases with epidemic characteristics is on high alert, he added. The minister said the Burundian government will closely collaborate with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners in order to boost the east African country’s surveillance system and appropriate preventive measures.

12.05.2018 - 01:10 [ Xinhuanet ]

Kenya intensifies Ebola screening to curb outbreak

Sicily Kariuki, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, said the government has deployed 100 medical experts at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), the main port of entry to screen and test travelers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a further 160 on standby for any eventuality.

„We have also deployed medical personnel to conduct screening along the Busia and Malaba border posts with Uganda,“ Kariuki said at a joint news conference in Nairobi.