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Missionary Dan Crawford (1870-1926) - photo

For some reason, my 2012 post on Dan Crawford, Scottish missionary to the Belgian Congo, has been attracting lots of views this past week, and serendipitously I just found a photo of him while continuing with my mission to clean out the garage. 74 more words

New York City

Independence in Thirty Years?

Today we will look at a pivotal event in the history of the Belgian Congo’s transition to independence which can also tell us something about a very particular moment in Belgium’s political history in the 1950s. 813 more words

Feast of Apolo Kivebulaya (May 30)

Above:  The Borderlands of Uganda and Zaire, 1979

Image Source = The International Atlas (Rand McNally, 1979)

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor


APOLO KIVEBULAYA (CIRCA 1864-MAY 30, 1933) 669 more words

Saints Of The 1890s

We are tired of living under this tyranny.

We cannot endure that our women and children are taken away

And dealt with by the white savages.

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“If our friends of the Mission at home are worried for our safety here as a result of letters and newspaper reports about the unrest in these parts, I wish to reassure them … The leader of the rebels, Chief Nzansu of Kasi, has let us know that he does not wish harm to any one of us as we have always shown that we are friends of the black people.

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The Bonobo Factor raises its head

I have today finished off a draft of ‘The Bonobo Factor’. 59,000 words ish.

The Bonobo Factor

THE PITCH: Young graduate on a field trip to African jungle needs to find herself after years of normal development – school, university, MSc, PhD. 125 more words

Books And Writings

Antoine Mundanda ‎– Mabele Ya Paulo / Mwana Aboyi Mama (Ngoma 1378)

Ngoma was one of the first record labels intended to provide local African music to the people of Belgian Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). 189 more words

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