Archive | January, 2014

Travel Notes — Goma/Rutshuru, DR Congo

Below are travelogue excerpts from a recent field research trip to the eastern DR Congo (Jan 8 – Jan 22), offered here simply as a glimpse into some of the interesting conversations and experiences. The purpose of this trip was to conduct a series of in-country interviews with diverse individuals and organizations in order to […]

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The Congo–A quirky coup. And dangerous convergence of interests?

Quick background On Monday December 30, an attempted coup was carried out in the DR Congo with coordinated attacks in Kinshasa, the capital city, and in Lubumbashi, centre of the country’s mining region. (map) The Congolese Army quickly quelled the coup and regained control of the international airport and state radio and television stations in […]

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