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Day 9. DR Congo.

MONDAY OCT 17. My last full day in theCongo and four research interviews. Nice way to end the research trip. (The power is out again so I won’t be able to post this blog today.) On the drive back from my last interview, I found a hole-in-the-wall — but highly functioning — internet café where […]

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Day 5. DR Congo. We must.

THURSDAY OCT 13.  Thank you all for the birthday wishes. What a real treat!!  I so appreciate the connection when I’m on my own in this rather out of the way place. ________________________   OF INTEREST (from meetings) In praise of President Kabila. Finally heard the case in favour of voting for Kabila. It goes […]

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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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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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