Category Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo

Review: Congo: The Epic History of a People

David van Reybrouck’s Congo: The Epic History of a People is a longwinded narrative that attempts to avoid the pitfalls of “Eurocentrism” in conventional historical accounts by telling the story of the Democratic Republic of Congo through “living witnesses” to its … Continue reading

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Congolese Economics

Editor’s Note: This excerpt comes from David von Reybrouck’s Congo: The Epic History of a People. Nothing that follows in Reybrouck’s account comes as any surprise to me. I’ve studied the DRC for years and I am already familiar with … Continue reading

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The Simba Rebellion

We’re now several years into independence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Mama Lungeni saw the rebels come to town. In early August of 1964 they took Stanleyville. The stronghold of Lumumba and Gizenga was theirs once more. They went … Continue reading

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Congo’s Independence

I’m getting to the good part now in this massive book on the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo … first, this is the state of the country when the Belgians left after 75 years of colonialism: “The first … Continue reading

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Congo’s Mineral Wealth

Here’s an important excerpt from David Van Reybrouck’s new book,  Congo: The Epic History of a People: “Beneath its surface, Congo turned out to conceal a true “geological scandal,” as Cornet put it. It was almost too good to be … Continue reading

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Caribbean Project: The Duvalierist Revolution

Haiti For several years now, I have used this blog to indulge in one of my favorite hobbies: in the dead of winter, usually during February or March, I like to study and showcase for your edification some of the … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2012: Review: In The Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz

Zaire Michela Wrong’s In The Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu’s Congo is an investigative journalist’s take on the thirty-two year reign of Mobutu Sese Seko as the president of Zaire. In a continent … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2012: Kin La Poubelle

Democratic Republic of Congo Over the last 52 years, Léopoldville (now “Kinshasa”) has undergone the most extreme form of man made “climate change” anywhere on the planet. This city which used to be known as “Kin La Belle” (Kinshasa the … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2012: Rape in the Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo Americans are accustomed to dealing with natural disasters. California has its earthquakes. Florida has its hurricanes. Kansas has its tornadoes. Arizona has its wildfires. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the most common type of natural … Continue reading

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Black History Month 2012: Review: Africa Addio

Africa Africa Addio (Farewell Africa) is a 1966 Italian documentary that explores the triumph of freedom and equality in post-colonial Africa. Decried as a “brutal, dishonest, racist film” by DWL Roger Ebert, Africa Addio contains live footage of the chaos … Continue reading

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