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Two Congos - Areeb Asif, Canada/Pakistan

To fly from the capital of the Republic of the Congo to the capital of neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo takes only 4 minutes; in fact, flights have been known to cost single digit figures in USD. 1,260 more words


DRC365 #301

Safari ants. These innocuous looking creatures cover the jungle floor and have a vicous bite. When food becomes scarce in the dry season they often swarm and devour whatever lies in their path. 14 more words

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Some thoughts on Everfair by Nisi Shawl

I won’t mince words; I wasn’t a fan of Everfair. I wanted to be, but wasn’t.

I got my copy in the mail and was so excited. 460 more words


DRC365 #300

Round the Congo. Travel home was long and complicated, stopping (photos clockwise) in Kinshasa, Katanga, Mbuji-Maji and finally back in Goma. It was a beautiful tour of the country that I have grown to love and appreciate.

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An Ann Patchett Quote

“Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. ┬áIt’s that imaginary friend you have afternoon tea with.”


DRC365 #299

Give a woman a goat. This cheeky creature will give this family an income to pay for food, clothing and school fees. In this tiny village where single mothers are marginalised and forgotten, this is a boost to help them build their future.

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Poll: Support for Congo's Embattled President Kabila Slides to 7.8 Percent

NAIROBI — If elections were held today in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, exiled former Gov. Moise Katumbi would trounce incumbent President Joseph Kabila by a more than 4-1 margin, a new political opinion poll finds. 582 more words