Day 4. DR Congo.

WEDNESDAY OCT  12.   Rough start to the day.  No electricity, no running water, no internet connection. While taking my first sip of morning coffee (good coffee), the hotel manager presented me with an invoice.  I was a little confused since I don’t leave here for another couple days — turns out, he needed the […]

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Day 3. DR Congo.

This blog is definitely a matter of teaching an old dog new tricks. Let’s get caught up a little. SUNDAY OCT 09. I arrived in Kigali, Rwanda on Sunday afternoon. Already had stomach trouble so decided to take a taxi to the eastern Congo border instead of the public bus. Got lucky with a fascinating […]

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What Canada Can Do to Avert More Violence in the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is at a critical point in its violent history. Democracy is fragile. Rule of law is largely absent. Rape, gang rape and re-rape are commonplace. Rebels and other perpetrators of violence know that they can act with impunity – and do so. Congolese soldiers who are supposed to protect […]

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DR Congo’s democratic vote against democracy.

Attention now! More than 5 million Congolese people died as result of the Second Congolese War (1998 – 2003). These five million plus deaths missed the attention of the world, weary of Africa in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide.  We must pay attention now, close attention, as democracy in the Congo slips and conflict bubbles up. […]

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