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· July, 2010

Stories about D.R. of Congo from July, 2010

D. R. of Congo: Searching for Bonobo

Read field notes from Dr. Terese Hart, Searching for Bonobo in Congo. Bonobos great Apes falling in the same group with chimpanzees.

D.R. of Congo: What was Joseph Kabila thinking?

What was Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, thinking?: “According to local and Belgian press, he [Kabila] gave Belgian Queen Paola a diamond necklace, earrings and...

USA and Congo: Nicholas Kristof and Western coverage of Africa

Bunmi joins the debate over New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof's admission that he tends to focus on the ‘white foreigner as savior, black African as victim’ story in his...

D.R. of Congo: From Texas to Kivu

Texas in Africa shares his experience as a researcher in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “My research in the DRC is about social services, which means that when I'm here,...

African Soldiers on the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day

France's invitation to the armed forces of former colonies to join the parade on the Champs Elysees on July 14 is a subject of great controversy among African bloggers. Many...

D.R of Congo: Remembering Kimpa Vita

“Today is the anniversary of the death of Kimpa Vita who together with her baby (Kembo Dianzenza va Kintete) and her boyfriend, were burned to death on July 2nd 1706...

D. R. of Congo: Independence Cha Cha

The Democratic Republic of Congo is celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence from Belgian rule. As the state proudly wheeled out some expensive new military hardware for the delectation of...

Africa: Great African photos on the Internet

Glenna links to great African photos on the Internet: “The first set of beautiful photos I’d like to point out are by Jessica Hilltout of football in Africa.”

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