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Writer of Courage Prize awarded to imprisoned journalist Amanuel Asrat

A prestigious literary prize was awarded on Monday night to Eritrean poet and journalist Amanuel Asrat, who has been missing from a prison in his country since September 2001. It is the British poet of Jamaican origin, Linton Kwesi Johnson, winner of the PEN Harold Prize Pinter 2020 awarded by the Founding Club of the Famous Writers' Circle, which in his absence presented him with the International Prize for Writer of Courage. Amanuel Asrat is one of the oldest political prisoners in the world and is said to be one of the…

“We monitor daily government spending” (IGF)

The Treasury General is on all hot topics of the hour: civil servant pay, exceptions, answers to covid, Go pass, Bukanda Lonzo ... This institution, which relies on the presidency of the republic, is currently carrying out current 34 control missions including 26 in Kinshasa. However, it only has about forty inspectors still active ... IGF has not recruited for thirty years. The need is so much more urgent, as the Inspector General of Finance now daily checks all the revenue and expenditure of the state to prevent abuse.…

the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority on all fronts

The Financial Supervisory Authority is on all hot topics: pay officials, exemptions, responses to Covid-19, Go pass, Bukanda Lonzo ... This institution, which relies on the Presidency of the Republic, is currently carrying out 34 control missions, including 26 in Kinshasa . However, it only has about forty inspectors still active. IGF has not recruited for thirty years. But, and this is a small revolution, with the support of the firm Price Waterhouse Cooper, it must in the coming weeks recruit about sixty inspectors.…

students returning to school after seven months at home

Officially, more than 1.3 million students, from kindergarten to high school, have returned to the path on Monday, October 12, at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. All in all, they are happy to return to their places of learning after seven months of forced leave due to coronavirus, whose cases have dropped significantly in the country. But their joy is somewhat ruined by the hassle of transportation. as reported from Brazzaville, His parents dropped him off by car early in the morning at Chaminade High School,…

back to school amid controversies surrounding free school and Covid

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, schooling has come after a six-month closure due to coronavirus. A new school year against the backdrop of controversy, pressure, but above all a second during free primary school education, determined by President Félix Tshisekedi. as reported from Kinshasa, Millions of children were expected in schools across the country. The Minister of Primary, Secondary and Technical Education gave the “ride” from a Catholic school in Kinshasa and highlighted several challenges. "We are…

back to school energetically

In the DRC, this Monday, October 12, is the day set for the school year 2020-2021. It's back in school amid controversy. Teachers say the problems are still too many for it to be possible to return to school. In addition, the synergy between teachers' associations has decided to postpone the return to school until 26 October. What the ministry authorities deny. Overview of conflict points. with our correspondents in Kinshasa, Kamanda Wa Kamanda and in Lubumbashi, Denise Mahého and our special correspondent, Sonia Rolley…

concerns about the decline in foreign exchange reserves

The Democratic Republic of Congo again has only 2.5 weeks of foreign exchange reserves. Nearly $ 700 million, according to the Monetary Policy Committee. The decline in these reserves, crucial in a country that matters for everything, led last year to higher prices and a decline in the Congolese franc. Are we in danger of experiencing the same scenario at the end of the year? Falling back into a crisis similar to 2019 is what fears former presidential candidate Noel Tshiani, a former senior World Bank staffer who has…

the security situation in Congo Central worries the government

The national government is concerned about the security situation in Congo Central Province. The Head of State instructed the Deputy Prime Minister with responsibility for the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defense to resolve this issue. as reported from Kinshasa, The Council of Ministers considered the report by the Governor of Congo Central. According to this report, the insufficient number of police officers and elements as well as the lack of adequate oversight of recruits in military training in the…

The IMF is sounding the alarm about the economic consequences in Africa

The International Monetary Fund held a virtual meeting on Friday, October 9, on the impact of coronavirus in Africa in the presence of its CEO Kristalina Georgieva. According to the latter, economic support released in recent months is significant, but it remains insufficient to help the continent emerge from the crisis. According to the IMF chief executive, the institution has already released nearly $ 26 billion this year. This is ten times more than what the IMF releases on average each year for loans. But the needs…

The American Autobiography of Alain Mabanckou – Writing Paths

Author of a corpus of thirty books in which fiction co-exists with poetry and essays, the Congolese Alain Mabanckou is also a professor of literature in California. In the fall, the author publishes "Rumors of America," a collection of essays, halfway between sociological reflections and journalistic chronicles that tell American life and its turbulences. “I came to literature from excessive loneliness and lived in Africa as the only child who carried amazement in his dreams. And then there was this kind of fear of…

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