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“La Sape” is a unique movement based in Congo that unites fashion-conscious men who are ready to splurge money they don’t really have on designer clothes. Dressing in stark contrast with their surroundings, these elegant ambiance-makers become true local celebrities… but this fame comes at a price. The Republic of the Congo in Central Africa can’t boast of high standards of living. Yet, there are men here who are prepared to spend a fortune on designer suits. They call themselves “sapeurs” – members of the “La Sape” movement. “La Sape” comes from French and stands for “The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People”. For its adherents, it’s all about style and elegance, the right combination of colours and textures, brand-names and the highest quality materials. They derive true joy fr...
Public Law 109-456 or "The Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, Democracy Promotion Act" authorizes the appropriation of funds for each of fiscal years 2006 and 2007 to provide assistance to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The act also directs the Department of State to request increased funding for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in its annual budget requests through fiscal year 2009. The act requires the President to develop a strategy to implement various policies outlined in the act with regard to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Finally, the act directs the President to appoint a Special Envoy to help resolve instability in the Eastern Congo. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s109-2125
In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the incidence of rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence is the highest in the world. The United Nations estimates that since armed conflict began in 1996, more than 500,000 women have been victims of rape and sexual violence. You can help the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) combat sexual violence in the DRC. Learn how at http://www.abarol.org
To watch the entire 'I Am Congo' series visit www.RaiseHopeForCongo.org/IAmCongo Human rights lawyer Denise Siwatula fled a volcanic eruption with just her law book. She returned home to Goma, eastern Congo, becoming an advocate for rape survivors. She is a lawyer for Synergie, a coalition providing legal and medical services to rape victims.
Violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is of grave concern. The UN Human Rights Office in a report warns that the atrocities, which have seen more than 251 people killed in one territory - the Kamonia territory in Kasai - in a period of four months, could amount to crimes under international law.
Officials said, Western diplomats met Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Saturday in a bid to persuade him to drop plans for amending the country's electoral law, after the measure drew violent protests earlier this week. Under Kabila's proposed law, a national census would have to be completed before the next presidential elections, expected in 2016. The government argues a census is long overdue and would allow better management of the country. But the opposition says the new bill is a ploy to keep Kabila, 43, in power beyond the end of his mandate in 2016, as a census would take years to complete in an impoverished country the size of Western Europe. Kabila's proposed bill has angered people across the country. He has been in power since 2001, when he took from his ...
A conversation with: Ms. Holly Dranginis Senior Policy Analyst Enough Project Mr. Yaya J. Fanusie Director of Analysis, Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance Foundation for Defense of Democracies Mr. J.R. Mailey Senior Policy Analyst for Illicit Finance and Conflict Enough Project Moderated by: Dr. J. Peter Pham Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives; Director, Africa Center Atlantic Council Welcome and Introductory Remarks by: Mr. John Prendergast Founding Director Enough Project The Democratic Republic of the Congo is facing another turning point in history. From President Joseph Kabila’s continued attempts to hold onto power long after the constitutionally-mandated end of his term in December 2016, to the repression of media and freedom of expression, to incre...
UWO POLISCI 3201G 2016 - Issues in International Law The case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo v. the Kingdom of Belgium - concerning the circulating Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 before the International Court of Justice
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Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament gave final approval on Sunday to an electoral law shorn of a controversial provision that risked delaying a vote due in 2016 and had triggered days of deadly protests. The reversal is a major blow for President Joseph Kabila's camp and a leading opposition leader said demonstrations planned for Monday would now be called off. Last weekend, the lower house passed the law with a measure ordering a national census before the next presidential election. The second vote was passed with a large majority in the National Assembly on Sunday and came after the Senate had proposed a version of the law that incorporated the demands of the street and diplomats. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/jeU2NvAOGxw/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
In Spring 2014, the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project at UCLA School of Law established the Restore the Villages Project in the Eastern Congo. The goal of RTVP is to carry out and assess the impact of five forms of intervention in villages that have suffered mass rape attacks by militias or elements of the Congolese army. Professor Richard Steinberg introduces the five interventions: medical; psychosocial; economic/microfinance; ecumenical; and judicial.
Western powers have urged Democratic Republic of Congo to withdraw or re-draft divisive changes to electoral law due to be voted through on Thursday, after days of deadly protests over the legislation, diplomatic sources said. At least one woman was killed when police fired tear gas and live rounds to break up thousands more activists in the eastern city of Goma on Thursday, witnesses said. Police told Reuters only tear gas and sound grenades were used. Opposition groups and protesters say the planned legislation is a government ploy to delay national elections, currently scheduled for 2016, and keep President Joseph Kabila in power. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/RaqKS_2l5H8/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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The government of Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday acknowledged the presidential poll scheduled for 2016 could be postponed for a year, renewing opposition allegations that President Joseph Kabila is seeking to prolong his term. DRC government spokesman Lambert Mende told French radio RFI that the vast central African country's presidential vote "could take place in 2016 as it could take place in 2017".
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Congolese security forces and militia members fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the Kasai region since last October, the country's Catholic church said on Tuesday in a report based on local church sources. The United Nations had previously said hundreds died in the violence. The church report also said Democratic Republic of Congo's national army was responsible for destroying 10 villages. The army's spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment. Kinshasa on Monday (… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2017/06/20/dr-congo-s-kasai-violence-led-to-over-3300-deaths-catholic-church Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/...
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Lawmakers loyal to Congolese President Joseph Kabila gave initial backing on Monday to a bill requiring a national census before a 2016 election. That overcomes protests by opposition legislators who said the move would delay the vote by years. By law, Kabila will not be able to stand for re-election next year and critics say the census is a strategy to prolong his time in office while avoiding the potentially tricky issue of constitutional change. The mineral-rich Democratic Republic of Congo has about 65 million people spread across a nation as big as western Europe, with little infrastructure and difficult communications, making any count of people highly difficult. The government says the census can be completed within a year and that it is required for fair and transparent elections. ...
Your cheap plans have left me stranded here.
There's nothing I can do, I look at deathly grins.
All eyes swell when they see me punch the door.
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because I hate your money.
My skin is crawling.
I see breath which makes me damn the day.
The fall for a lazy lie promised to me.
When you wake, do you see the pain you've caused?
Aware and forbidden, this was all for love.
I'll take the call, I'm helpless but I will;
Cause I hate your money, hate your money.
My skin's crawling
It'll keep crawling.
My skin's crawling
It'll keep crawling.
Mark both of my lips, mark both of my lips
You will be fired
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