KINSHASA - Former Democratic Republic of Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba on Tuesday denounced a long-delayed December presidential election as a "parody" after he was banned from contesting and accused President Joseph Kabila of trying to hand pick a successor by eliminating serious rivals. … [Read more...] about Banned Bemba Denounces DRC Vote as ‘Parody’
In other words, all those delayed retirement credits (DRCs) you are now earning (and will continue to earn until you are 70) will not be lost - the benefit you have earned up to the point you die will be what your wife’s survivor benefit is based upon. … [Read more...] about RUSSELL GLOOR: Ask Rusty – What will my wife’s survivor benefit be?
His defeat to Kabila in the 2006 election touched off deadly clashes in the capital Kinshasa between his supporters and state troops. He then spent a decade in prison in The Hague before his war crimes convictions for murders and rapes committed by his militia in Central African Republic were quashed in May. … [Read more...] about Congo’s Top Court Excludes Opposition Leader Bemba From Presidential Election
I ask myself that question! (Laughs.) But the source of this idea with Vice is that I was at a Google “camp” where people were sharing ideas. I was saying that the biggest indicator of whether a country will be violent itself or will be willing to use violence against another country is not poverty, not access to natural resources, not degree of democracy, or religion. It’s violence against females. When you count all the forms that violence takes, whether it’s a preference for sons—which means now in much of Asia we have a daughter deficit and a son surplus—or whether it’s sexualized violence in warzones, like in the DRC, or here, where it’s domestic violence. All of them collectively mean now there are fewer females on earth than males. … [Read more...] about Gloria Steinem Talks Trump, Beyoncé, and Her New Viceland Show ‘Woman’
"Sure, we would like them to do more and can get frustrated with multilateral diplomacy. But, they are critical to our fight, and WHO is essential to turning the tide against COVID-19. There is no path out of this epidemic on our own. We need other countries," he stressed. "There is no substitute for the WHO. WHO has its challenges, but for now, it's our best hope for ending this crisis quickly." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus crisis: What happens now that Trump has pulled majority funding from the WHO?