DR Congo. The Goma bonfire ignites.

From Hamish In Auckland Sat Dec 1 2012, 00:47:00

The New York Times reports

Dire Scene in Congolese City As Rebels Prepare to Leave

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Lootings. Assassinations. A spreading sense of lawlessness.

That was the alarming picture that emerged on Friday from Goma, a rebel-held city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, despite vows by the rebels to withdraw peacefully.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Africa:   No Miracles, Just Signs As Pope Francis Ends Africa Visit (opinion)
Deutsche Welle
30 November 2015

In Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, everyday life resumes as Pope Francis returns to the Vatican. Nothing has changed, yet the visit by the pontiff was timely and significant, writes ... [read more]

Congo-Kinshasa:   Fighting Between Army and Rebels Kills 30 in DRC (news)
30 November 2015

Fighting between the Congolese army and a Ugandan rebel group has claimed about 30 lives, a human rights activist said on Monday. [read more]

Uganda:   Heed Pope's Call and Reach Out to the Poor (editorial)
The Monitor
1 December 2015

Uganda was honoured with a the rare visit by a humble leader of more than a billion Catholics worldwide last week. [read more]

blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!

Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...