AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Eastern Congo

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

All About Nicholas Kristof

I try not to post about either Nicholas Kristof or Jeffrey Gettleman, the Henry Morton Stanleys of their age.  But even I could not resist this video. In the clip, Kristof sets out to draw attention to the fact that women do all the hard, physical work in Congo (well Eastern Congo to be exact):

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

AT LEAST THINGS WERE STABLE UNDER MOBUTU

In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, conservative columnist Michael O’Hanlon goes on about a permanent US military presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (this in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s visit to Eastern...

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

EASTERN CONGO CHIC

Violence or not, people create. Like women’s hairstyles in Eastern Congo, as captured by photographer Finbarr O’Reilly in this photo series for GlobalPost. I wonder if Hillary Clinton asked about these. Here’s two more.