The social history of the People's Republic of Congo—Brazzaville

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Kinshasa's Neighbour Braces for Refugee Invasion
By Lyne Mikangou and Patrick Okamba, IPS, 28 August 1998. The rebellion in the DRC which began in July has mushroomed into a regional conflict involving six countries, the government of the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) announces that seven sites had been prepared for the expected refugees amid reports of heavy fighting on the outskirts of Kinshasa.
Downtrodden Widows Break Centuries-Long Silence
By Esther Pabou Mbaki, 28 October 1998. Women in Congo have started speaking out against the humiliations they endure in the name of custom when their husbands die. Christian cultural imperialism and traditional culture.
Brazzaville's vanished thousands
By Bienvenu Mundala and Thomas Hirenee Atenga, 2 February 1999. Last December, civil fighting began again southern Brazzaville between loyal supporters of President Denis Sassou Nguesso and the Ninjas, a militia that supports ex-prime minister Bernard Kolelas. Over 100,000 forced to flee and have disappeared.
Church Takes In The Forgotten Senior Citizens
By Louis Okamba, IPS, 14 June 1999. Banished by society and rejected by their kin, the abandoned elderly people of the Congo are taken in by a special community at Kotolengo run by a group of monks and nuns. In the Congo, the aged are blamed for all the misfortunes that befall the young. The chief complaint against them is that they practice witchcraft.