Stories about D.R. of Congo from November, 2007
In Africa, rising food prices [Fr] have led to protests in Morocco, Mauritania, Cote d'Ivoire, DRC and Senegal, writes the ADP blog.
It's always heartening to see a good blog make the leap from a niche audience to wider recognition. Global Voices interviews the Kinshasa-based author of this year's 'Best Blog in French' (as chosen by the Best of Blogs jury).
Shakara blogs about the Congolese musician, Franco Luambo: “It’s a known fact that Franco recorded various praise songs for Mobutu, openly supported Mobutu’s presidential campaigns and toured to promote the Authenticity policy.”
Extra Extra's observations after returning to Congo: “I’m still reeling from returning to Congo to find Kinshasa flooded (for want of a bookshelf our library was lost), our neighbourhood hit by up to four power-cuts a day (candle sales are booming; my laptop battery is foutou), and a series of...
Extra Extra has posted a video of the funeral of Congolese popular musician, Madilu System: “A video has surfaced of Madilu System’s amazing funeral, the biggest in years. “
How do you transport goods if you are in Kinshasa? Congo Girl explains: “People move items around by vehicle a lot of the time, but it's not always an option. If you don't have a truck on hand, you can always rent a guy with a wheelbarrow.”
In several posts from Africa, we get a glimpse of conservation efforts in the different countries, hindrances faced in some countries and success in at least one. The countries we read from are South Africa, Zambia and D.R Congo in regards to conservation, and from Kenya and Uganda regarding carbon...