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DR CONGO: Pursuing Rebels at What Price

Posted on 18 June 2010 by editor

FARDC troops on parade: activists fear continuing efforts to drive out rebels only intensifies violence against civilians - even by the army itself. Credit: Eddy Isango/IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, Jun 17, 2010 (IPS) – Operation Amani Leo, launched jointly by MONUC (the United Nations Mission in Congo) and FARDC (the Congolese army) in January to regain control of mining territories in the eastern provinces of North and South Kivu from rebels, while ensuring security for the local population has been extended to September. But Congolese women are arguing for changes in the conduct of military operations. Continue Reading

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SOUTH AFRICA: Community Fears World Cup Will Cause Homelessness

Posted on 05 March 2010 by editor

Charlene Paul and her baby stand in front of her house, next to Athlone Training Stadium, which is to be demolished. Credit:Ann Hellman/IPS

By Ann Hellman

CAPE TOWN, Mar 8, 2010 (IPS) – While South African parliamentarians attended a swanky pre-International Women’s Day celebration at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre, a group of destitute women in decaying Kewtown, just seven miles away, worried about looming homelessness. Continue Reading

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WSF: “Machista” but Valued by Feminists Nonetheless

Posted on 03 February 2010 by admin

Women and men in WSF march. Credit: Verena Glass

By Mario Osava *

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jan 30 , 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The World Social Forum (WSF) “changed our lives,” although it continues to be “machista,” with men significantly outnumbering women in its organisation and almost all discussion panels, commented Nalu Farias, coordinator in Brazil of the World March of Women.
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