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The wealth of the Congo resides in its people,
not in its minerals

In Memoriam – Guelord Mbaenda. Yesterday I received an alarming email message from Janvier about our mutual colleague, Guelord Mbaenda. Janvier wrote: “Yesterday, Guelord was traveling from Goma to Bukavu by boat. They had an accident and until now, we do not have his news but we know that several persons disappeared. We are checking […]

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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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