· October, 2010

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

D.R. of Congo: Food Thursday: Pounded Plantains

  21 October 2010

Lituma or pounded plantains can justify a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Lituma is a culinary specialty of the Lokele ethnic group–a tribal cluster of clans of fishers and fishwives along the Congo River and its tributaries in the Orientale Province.That could explain why lituma is usually eaten...

D.R. of Congo/Guinea: Guinean Presidential Electoral Campaign in Kinshasa flyer for

  21 October 2010

What are flyers for Guinean presidential candidate doing in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo?: “Yesterday evening, I couldn't believe it when I saw a campaign flyer for Guinean presidential candidate Alpha Condé in a shoe store owned by “Ndingaris”–as all West Africans are called here–at the bustling neighborhood...

Africa: Journalists Still Struggling for Press Freedom.

  21 October 2010

Reporters Without Borders published the Press Freedom Index today (10/20/2010). The section of the report on Africa mentions that Eritrea is last for the 4th consecutive year and that amongst the French-speaking African nations, Rwanda, DR of Congo, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar show worrisome signs for press freedom. [fr]

D.R. of Congo: Mobile Phone Light Saves Life of a Mother

  20 October 2010

Mobile phone light saves life of a mother in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Everyone is healthy in the end, but she was required to undergo a C-section. Apparently during the operation, the electricity at the hospital went out, and there was somehow no petrol on hand to run...

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