In the collective consciousness of global football, Zaire and Haiti—which both qualified for the 1974 World Cup—are remembered for their dismal performance. But is this legacy justified?
Dieudo Hamadi’s film 'Downstream to Kinshasa' is a powerful antidote to the DRC's collective amnesia around the Six-Day War and its aftermath.
After the fall of colonial rule, some whites fled from their African countries of residence and sought refuge in apartheid South Africa.
The book 'Emerald Labyrinth' explores American and Congolese efforts to document species biodiversity.
We should honor Professor Ernest Wamba dia Wamba by carrying on his life's work.
Il sied d’honorer le professeur Ernest Wamba dia Wamba en continuant l’œuvre de sa vie.
Tunapaswa kumheshimu Profesa Ernest Wamba dia Wamba kwa kuendelea na kazi ya maisha yake.
How an industrial mine in the Congo reveals the inequity of wage distribution.
The optimism for "decent" and "sustainable" jobs in extractive industries does not fit with the reality in many African countries.
Revisiting the clash of the American-born UN diplomat Ralph Bunche and Patrice Lumumba in 1960 over the terms and timeliness of African colonies' independence from their European masters.
Revisiting the events that led to the tragic death of Dag Hammarskjöld, a key UN official in the decolonization of Africa during the Cold War.
Patrice Lumumba became a martyr of African independence. But what are Lumumba's "political afterlives" nearly sixty years later?
Those extracting value from the DRC's soil over last 20 years show they're willing to do anything—including 6 million deaths—to satisfy global commodity markets.
Being a pro-democracy, nonviolent youth activist is a dangerous thing in some countries. Like in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Belgian-Congolese filmmaker, Nganji Laeh, along with musician and composer Badi and filmmaker Monique Mbeka Phoba, explore present day DRC via film.
Can European film producers narrate African pasts without reducing these to just European historical developments?
Harry Belafonte and Martin Scorsese are planning a TV series on King Leopold II of Belgium's brutal rule in the Congo.
Congolese-Belgian MC, Baloji: "In Congo, we had gold, but we turned it to something that had no value because we didn’t treat our country with the right respect."