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Grief and anger in Congo follow violent protests against Joseph Kabila

Arms crossed and hands on shoulders, Hortense Basila let out a moan that rose from deep inside and filled her eyes with tears. “My child!” she cried. 1,486 more words


Greeting from DRC

I have written, scrapped, and re-written this blog probably 12 times. My first attempt was in the airport in Newark… awaiting our flight to Brussels. After eating probably the biggest (and last, for a while) pizza I have ever seen, I thought it would be good to settle in and type what we feel as we leave the states. 417 more words


Vivre en l'Outre-Mer, or, The Trials of Living in French Congo ca. 1923: Part I

When the French government appointed Dr. Joseph Vassal, Englishwoman’s Gabrielle Vassal’s French husband, Head of Health Services for Equatorial French Africa (A.E.F.), he exclaimed happily to her, “ 430 more words

French Cooking

Group A - Burkina Faso v Congo

Taking place at the same time as the Equatorial Guinea v Gabon match, the Burkina Faso Stallions facing the Red Devils of Congo to see who can make the knockout phases of AFCoN 2015. 564 more words

Africa Cup Of Nations

CAN2015: Congo y Guinea Ecuatorial son los primeros clasificados

Los congoleños superaron 2-1 a Burkina Faso y avanzaron a cuartos como líderes del Grupo A. Los anfitriones derrotaron por 2-0 a Gabón y dieron la gran sorpresa. 190 more words


Hope is Alive in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

When I think about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), I think of pain and loss. 1. It is considered the worst place in the world to be a woman. 347 more words


AFCON 2015 Day 9 Observations

By Salim Masoud Said

Burkina Faso and Gabon fail to make history

It will be difficult for both Burkina Faso and Gabon to take any solace from their exits. 836 more words

Africa Cup Of Nations 2015