Gaïus Kowene

Freelance radio and web Journalist

Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

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La liberté d'expression en RDC, deux poids deux mesures

Pour encourager les journalistes congolais à bien faire leur travail, les professionnels des médias avaient imaginé le coupage. Cette pratique consiste pour les médias à...

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La liberté d'expression en RDC, deux poids deux mesures

Pour encourager les journalistes congolais à bien faire leur travail, les professionnels des médias avaient imaginé le coupage. Cette pratique consiste pour les médias à...

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RDC : des déplacés se sentent exploités par des humanitaires

Dans le camp de Mugunga 3, dans le Nord-Kivu, à l'est de la RDC, des déplacés souhaitent être impliqués dans les interventions humanitaires comme partenaires plutôt que...

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Media in the DRC: no money, no voice?

Some thought that coupage would be an incentive for Congolese journalists to do their jobs better. In exchange for broadcasting a certain report or covering a particular event,...

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En RDC, une Commission électorale trop proche de Kabila ?

En RDC, la nomination d'un proche de Joseph Kabila à la tête de la Commission électorale attise les critiques. Un président pas vraiment nouveau, puisque l'abbé Apollinaire Malu...

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RDC : Dufina Tabu, "Monsieur Droits de l'homme"

Dufina Tabu défend les droits de l’homme depuis 27 ans dans la ville de Goma, à l’est de la RDC. Sept fois emprisonné, il a permis l’amélioration des conditions de vie des...

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A condensed guide to corruption, M23 style

The M23 may officially claim to fight corruption, but abuses of power are not uncommon in territory now controlled by the rebel movement.

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Young DRC refugees want work, not charity

At Mugunga 3 refugee camp in North Kivu, eastern DRC, displaced youth don’t want to be mere beneficiaries of the humanitarian efforts. They seek to be partners in its very...

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Giving Goma a voice, no words needed

Meschack Kadima takes it upon himself to give voice to the voiceless. That’s a real challenge, considering the young illustrator lives in the eastern Democratic Republic of...

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Young Goma's wish list

Residents here are preoccupied by rumours that the M23 may recapture Goma this holiday season. On the street, very few signs advertise Christmas sales. Christmas trees and...

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A rapper from Goma with no time for booty shaking

Shortly before the escalation of violence in North Kivu, RNW was in Goma, talking with one of the many young, talented and socially engaged rappers who have called this city...

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Goma prostitutes furious over motorcycle taxis curfew

Prostitutes in the city of Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, are furious. They say that since a curfew has been imposed in early October on the cheapest and...

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The M23: DRC's new scapegoat for torturing innocents?

The M23 has been accused of many human rights violations in North Kivu, including rape, abduction and murder. But some say the notorious rebel group in the DRC are not the only...