11 minutes read February 6, 2014 The Question of International Aid In 2013, Alkebu Film Productions released a 34-minute documentary, Mabele na biso (Our Land), that profiles a community in the Isangi region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has….. Read More 10 minutes read December 13, 2013 My Favorite Photographs: Justine Brabant Since the mid-1990s, the North and South Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo have become battlefields for a myriad of armed groups, a mix of well-organized rebel groups….. Read More 8 minutes read December 3, 2013 An Adieu to Tabu Ley Rochereau, King of Soukous On November 30th, just this past Saturday, the “Baobab of Congolese Rumba” Tabu Ley Rochereau passed away at the age of 73. He died in Brussels at l’Hôpital Saint-Luc from….. Read More 2 minutes read September 17, 2013 Belafonte and Scorsese plan TV series on Leopold II’s Brutal Rule in Congo By now, a lot has been written on the history of Belgian King Leopold II’s deadly reign over his own private colony, Congo Free State from 1885-1908 (after which it….. Read More 2 minutes read August 30, 2013 5 New Films to Watch Out For, N°30 From the director and singer-actors of the 2005 film U-Carmen eKhayelitsha comes a new “opera” film. Unogumbe/Noye’s Fludde follows the plot of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde work but moves the….. Read More 4 minutes read July 17, 2013 A Season in the Congo Political theatre isn’t just about depicting reality and expecting the audience to interpret it, coldly and rationally, as a call to some political action. That’s what Bertolt Brecht seemed to….. Read More 1 minute read March 27, 2013 Tsofa: A documentary film about Congolese immigrants in Romania Congolese (Brazzaville) filmmaker Rufin Mbou Mikima has uploaded* his latest documentary “Tsofa” to YouTube. The film tells the story of a group of Congolese men, many of them highly qualified….. Read More ← Older posts Newer posts → ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.