· August, 2007

Stories about D.R. of Congo from August, 2007

D.R. of Congo: BBC Diary: Protecting Mountain Gorillas

  28 August 2007

Two Congo Rangers are keeping a weekly journal at the BBC website: “This is fantastic exposure for the Gorilla Protection blog. It includes a summary of the weekly activities of the Rangers – and at the bottom there is a profile of both men.”

D.R. of Congo: The War on Charcoal

  28 August 2007

The War on Charcoal at Virunga National Park: “For the last month we have been on patrols daily to crack down on those who are making charcoal in the Southern Sector of Virunga National Park.”

D.R. of Congo: Rest in Peace, Madilu “Multi Système”

  15 August 2007

Rest in peace the Grand Pharaoh, Madilu: “He was Bialu Madilu, also known as Multi Système, Grand Pharaoh, Grand Ninja, Sa Majesté and Grande Baleine. Born in Matadi, in the province of Bas Congo, he sang with Simaro and Tabu Ley Rochereau before joining TPOK Jazz. Sadly, he died on...

Africa: African music meets China

  4 August 2007

African music meets China, via Museke: “A couple of years ago, a friend showed me a video of a Chinese man singing Makossa songs. Zhen Ping Liu, popularly known as Liu de Karmer to his fans was the first ever and lone Chinese Makossa singer. The name of the song...

D.R of Congo: Interpreting the warnings

  1 August 2007

Fred interprets the warnings in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “The DRC is so vast, and its people so used to endless ‘problems in the east’, that it is difficult for someone living in Kinshasa to guage the seriousness of rising tensions in North and South Kivus (provinces bordering Rwanda...

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