AfricaNow! July 5, 2017
Topic: Repression of the Youth Movement in the DRC
Topic and Guest: Today the show continues to focus on the youth movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who have been at the forefront in the past few years in agitating for positive change in the country and beyond. The youth movement has been particularly active against the constant attempts by the government of Joseph Kabila to remain in power beyond its constitutional term. The Kabila government in the DRC has responded against the youth movement with repressive measures such as the June arrests of Jean-Marie Kalonji and Sylva Kabanga Mbikayi—both leaders of the youth group Quatrieme Voie/Il Est Temps. Joining the show to discuss the plight of youth movement in the DRC in the context of the political situation in the country is Mr. Kambale Musavuli.
Mr. Kambale Musavuli, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and one of the leading political and cultural Congolese voices, is a human rights advocate, Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo. He has written for The Washington Post, Foreign Policy in Focus, The Huffington Post and numerous other academic and news publications. He has been interviewed on National Public Radio, Democracy Now, ABC News, Al Jazeera English Television, Radio France International and a myriad of radio and television programs. He has been featured in documentaries such as Iara Lee’s “Cultures of Resistance,” Martin Scorsese’s “Surviving Progress,” and the film “Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth.”
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