3 minutes read October 6, 2014 That story about Akon’s “giant Ebola air bubble” People, that story about Akon, the Senegalese-American R&B singer, performing in an air bubble to thousands of screaming Congolese in Goma, because he doesn’t want to get Ebola is false. The….. Read More 5 minutes read July 22, 2014 Goma Rap: The 9th annual Salaam Kivu International Film Festival When the M23 militia took control of Goma, the capital of North Kivu in Eastern Congo, in late 2012, the premises of Yole Africa were quickly occupied by a large….. 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 1 minute read July 17, 2012 Silent Elections http://vimeo.com/26876381 This is a bit older, but still worth watching. Above is a short clip from ‘Silent Elections’, a 40 min. documentary film Belgian video artist Sarah Vanagt produced in….. Read More 1 minute read December 16, 2011 Music Break. Friday Bonus Edition Ploughing through the blog’s archives to come up with a fair selection of ten videos for next week’s year-end lists, I wondered why we haven’t written about the Congolese Salaam….. Read More 8 minutes read January 27, 2011 Swahili Cipher Thomas Gesthuizen, known by followers of Africanhiphop.com as Juma4, has been running the number one African Hip Hop site and radio show in the world for a few years. The….. Read More 1 minute read August 18, 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….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.