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Mokalu Albert - Mama Sophie / Marie Jose (Loningisa N° 106)

This is a rather rare African 78 rpm record. I could not find anything about the artist Mokalu Albert, only that these jazzy rumba sides were recorded in 1953. 125 more words

78 Rpm

The Bonobo Factor

Glad to see I have at least 50 readers of second chapter of ‘The Bonobo Factor’. With a couple of “likes”.

Old Zaire memories inspired this story which seems to be taking shape slowly. 7 more words

Books And Writings

The Poisonwood Bible: a novel

Author: Barbara Kingsolve

Language: English

Summary: The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. 73 more words


It Ain't Necessarily So - 6

It Ain’t Necessarily So

 A Birthday Kiss
Some birthdays you just can’t forget

 Marisha Toumanova and I were born on the same day, in the same room, but a year apart, more than 80 years ago in the mission hospital at Aba, a small station in the Northeast Corner of what was then the Belgian Congo. 1,449 more words


Researchers: AIDS Began In 1920's Belgian Congo

AIDS: Origin Of Pandemic ‘Was 1920s Kinshasa’

” The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.

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Madame Livingstone: Congo, la Grande Guerre

Soaring high over the African landscape in his Short Admiralty 184 seaplane, Gaston Mercier, an officer and a pilot in the Royal Belgian army, marvels at the beautiful flora and fauna below him and the blue African sky above him in the opening pages of… 841 more words

BD Reviews

King Leopold

Anyone who knows the name “King Leopold“, and knows enough to connect that name to Belgium, should be expected to know who King Leopold was. 190 more words