Painting by Cheri Samba

Lokuta eyaka na ascenseur, kasi vérité eyei na escalier mpe ekomi. Lies come up in the elevator; the truth takes the stairs but gets here eventually. - Koffi Olomide

Ésthetique eboma vélo. Aesthetics will kill a bicycle. - Felix Wazekwa

Monday, February 28, 2011


A few interesting stories:
  • Around a hundred Congolese are apparently stuck in Libya and are having a hard time getting help;
  • Radio Okapi gives us a lesson in what steps must be taken to organize a legal demonstration in the Congo;
  • International Alert published a report on stereotypes, rumors and discrimination in the Great Lakes - they discuss nasty epithets for ethnic communities, including "those with the projecting teeth," "Banyabungo," "sorcerers," as well as the myths of Lirangwe, Nkundiye and Kangere; and
  • A high-ranking Kenyan investigator was murdered while tracking down gold worth around $100 million that had allegedly been smuggled from the Congo.

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