Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Mutombo’s 375 kilograms of gold

The Houston Chronicle was first to cover the bizarre story of former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo’s botched gold job (after the UN published a report on it in December). Now The Atlantic also has a piece. The main players are Mutombo himself, a Houston businessman, a former West Point football player and Congolese army general

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

‘The Price of Gold’

From photographer Robin Hammond’s images of Zimbabweans working at small scale, illegal gold mines in neighboring Mozambique. The full set on his website, which also includes series on South Africa, the DRC, and the mentally ill in...

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

‘… An AK-47 For Every Citizen’

Brutul spoof on the international war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from The Onion.  I like how the newsreader’s use of French add to the ‘authenticity” of the news report. BTW, can you spot the...