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Johann Hari: How we fuel Africa’s bloodiest war

 What is rarely mentioned is the great global heist of Congo’s resources Thursday, 30 October 2008    The deadliest war since Adolf Hitler marched across Europe is starting again – and you are almost certainly carrying a blood-soaked chunk of the slaughter in your pocket. When we glance at the holocaust in Congo, with 5.4 million dead, the clichés of ...

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The Roots of the Kivu forgotten tragedy

Perhaps, to a western audience, the most familiar image of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is that evoked by Captain Marlow Kurtz’s final dying shriek, “Oh the horror, the horror!” closing Joseph Conrad’s nineteenth century novel A Heart of Darkness.  Over one hundred years later, the Congo remains enigmatic and terrifying-a primordial jungle-the “Other” by which the west can ...

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Video: The China Solution for the D.R. Congo

  After the IMF and the World Bank  failed to release aid in support of the government of Congo plan, Joseph Kabila turned to China for help. While under pressure from the West which saw this move as treason for a young president who was created ex-nihilo by the West.  In response to this accusation, Joseph Kabila said that the ...

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Liberation Struggles through the Lens of Popular Music

LES IMMORTELS (1967)  by Franklin Boukaka, Arrangements by Manu Dibango Translated from Lingala – French to English by Jennifer Yanco, Boston University, MA ( USA) Franklin Boukaka Africa mobimba e   (Throughout Africa…) Tokangi maboko, tozali kotala (We’ve got our arms crossed; we’re watching…) Bana basili na kokende, bana basili na kotekama na banguna (People have left, people have been sold ...

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Welcome to the English Version of Benilubero

Benilubero Foundation, Inc. is a U.S based Non-Profit Organization registered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and committed to helping the poor of the Beni-Lubero territories, North Kivu Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( former Belgian Congo).   The goal of Benilubero Foundation is to lift the people of Benilubero from poverty:   by empowering them to help ...

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