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Conjure Doctor Profile: Gullah Jack

Conjure Doctor Profile: Gullah Jack | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
Conjure Doctior Profile: Gullah Jack
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Where do we go from here/ it is not even a question.

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the Jack is Back.

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SLEEPING THROUGH THE SLAUGHTER - Congo Part 1

SLEEPING THROUGH THE SLAUGHTER - Congo Part 1 | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
In the last few months, I’ve spent time in the Democratic Republic of Congo where I used an embarrassing fuck-up by one of the world's most publicly accountable organizations as a bargaining tool to get a story.
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Conjure Doctor Profile: Gullah Jack

Conjure Doctor Profile: Gullah Jack | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
Conjure Doctior Profile: Gullah Jack
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the Jack is Back.

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Where do we go from here/ it is not even a question.

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Angolan opposition claims 578 people killed in Lunda Norte - Africa Review

Angolan opposition claims 578 people killed in Lunda Norte - Africa Review | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
Angolan opposition claims 578 people killed in Lunda Norte
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The province, which is located 656 kilometres north of the capital Luanda, is rich in diamonds and shares border with both DR Congo and Congo-Brazzaville.
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Last month, citizens took to the streets to protest against a wave of brutal murders of female peasants and the mutilation of their bodies in Lunda-Norte.

Clerics from the region claim that black magic and diamonds are the reasons behind the murders, while lobbyists on the other hand pointed accusing finger at government troops.

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DR Congo's M23 rebels: Rwandan support 'falling' - BBC News

DR Congo's M23 rebels: Rwandan support 'falling' - BBC News | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
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DR Congo's M23 rebels: Rwandan support 'falling'
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Both countries had denied allegations in an earlier UN report that they were arming the rebels in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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BBC Blames Rwanda... hmm not miners.. hmmm.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Will Congo's Poor Benefit From World's Largest Dam Project? - AllAfrica.com

Congo-Kinshasa: Will Congo's Poor Benefit From World's Largest Dam Project? - AllAfrica.com | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
Congo-Kinshasa: Will Congo's Poor Benefit From World's Largest Dam Project?
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Not Really...Charcoal trading is common in most African cities but in Kinshasa it tops the list. It was everywhere, being sold in street kiosks, loaded on lorries and trucks along the roads and its smoke billowing out of homes. But on the other hand, electricity was being used wastefully where it was available. I tend to be quite conscious of water and energy saving in all the establishments that I come across. I was warned that I would experience lots of power cuts here, so I was pleasantly surprised when this hardly happened. I even found out that there were so many air conditioners in all the places I went to and that no one bothered to turn them off, even in an unoccupied room. Some buildings were over-equipped with the gadgets to an extent that it was too cold to be inside for more than five minutes. I had to carry a cardigan with me just in case the meeting room got too cold. I found out that the reason for the cold meeting rooms and the need for wearing a cardigan at the Equator was due to the fact that there was no motivation to save electricity. Electricity charges are fixed for about 90% of the consumers as only 10% of local consumers have meters. Secondly, in the area I stayed - Gombe Commune - people had their own huge generators and so had electricity all the time. Those at the lower end of the "totem pole" used wood charcoal. All contributed to carbon emissions in their different ways.

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From the grassroots women leaders of Congo to the women leaders of the White House

From the grassroots women leaders of Congo to the women leaders of the White House | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
“We have had enough. We call upon our global sisterhood to take action. We will not be quiet until REAL Peace is upon us.”
On November 20, 2012, M23...
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Solidarity, support this Group!

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Supporting Women & Children in Rural DRC

Supporting Women & Children in Rural DRC | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
Help Safe World Field Partner, COFAPRI, support women and children survivors of domestic violence and war rape in the villages of rural DR Congo.
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Video: How Police Punish Thieves In Congo!

Police in congo having alot of fun watching guys smack each other.- Jiddy (Video: How Police Punish Thieves In Congo!
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This is common practice, and should be concidered Torture. Things like this occur in the USA as well. So, who is there to regulate this sort of behavior?

 

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Dirty little smart phones: Ted Smith on the toxins in digital gadgets

Dirty little smart phones: Ted Smith on the toxins in digital gadgets | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it

You have to think about the whole life cycle of the product. The amount of materials that go into building a cell phone, a computer or a tablet is really astounding. They require huge amounts of metals, so you have all the mining issues. Everything from the conflict minerals in Congo, to gold mining — which is terribly destructive for the environment — to copper, to some of the very exotic rare earth metals. These are extremely hazardous to both human health and the environment.

 

Beyond the raw materials, the production of components involves a huge number of chemicals — very exotic chemicals. There’s unfortunately a pretty serious track record of the people making those components getting very sick. There are cancer clusters in several parts of the world where electronics are made. Right now the most well defined one is in Korea. Over 100 young workers have gotten cancer after working in the factories making various Samsung products.

 

You also have huge amounts of e-waste, containing hazardous chemicals and metals. People around the world are getting sick taking apart these products to scavenge the resources. Throughout the lifecycle, there are millions of people being exposed to these hazards. Unfortunately the problem continues to grow because so little attention is being paid to it.


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Our connection, will not make you happy.

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UN: Blames US training for Mass rapes by Congo unit

UN: Blames US training for Mass rapes by Congo unit | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS — Congolese troops fleeing the M23 rebels last November raped at least 97 women and 33 girls, some as young as 6, a U.N. report released Wednesday said. The U.S.

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USA involvement.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, May 10, 2013 3:55 AM

So now they are trying to blame US military for mass rapes?? They didn't teach them to rape, that's something they chose to do themselves...give me a break. The  headline/article makes it sound like the US military is responsible for training the terrorists to rape when rape is common among Islamic terrorists.

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Congo warlord says will not back down from UN brigade - Reuters

Congo warlord says will not back down from UN brigade - Reuters | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
Press TV Congo warlord says will not back down from UN brigade Reuters MUTAHO, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Eastern Congo's most powerful warlord stands on a hillside, surrounded by heavily armed fighters, and gazes down on the...
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two sides to one coin. Rebels & UN who stands for the people?

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Congo conflict masks deadly volcano threat

Congo conflict masks deadly volcano threat | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Eleven years after an eruption of Mount Nyiragongo devastated the sprawling lakeside city of Goma, killing hundreds of people, eastern Congo's armed conflict is preventing scientists...

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Natural Occurance..no social support.

 

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Filmmaker Puts Congo Mining Firms on 'Trial'

Industrial mining firms have been put on trial, symbolically, in a documentary film being shot in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A so-called tribunal ...
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"The Rise and Fall of German African brain Mr. Hannes"

"The Rise and Fall of German African brain Mr. Hannes" | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it

The Story... "The Rise and Fall of Mr. Hannes"

was blocked in most of east Africa news and countries. Even the last stories where deleted... Held me, His story may not reach the public! But with ur held we can make this story a headline!

Mr. Hannes, has had his fingers in many African conflicts over the years. The
German finance, communication and media expert was the secret trusted man behind the rich and powerful elite in many African countries.

The saga of the quiet, young, shy German adviser, is a tale of blood diamonds and shipments of coltan and gold, transfers of millions of dollars, unfolds in some of the world's major cities, places like Moscow, Dar Es Salaam, Mombasa, Hong Kong, Panama and Hamburg. He is not a bad man. No he helped many of the poor.

The Mr. Hannes story is the tale of an businessman who cleverly took advantage of globalization, his knowledge, and his knowledge of human nature. Mr Hannes used many names in his active time between 2006-2010. Help me showing the truth story of Mr. Hannes...

 

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DR Congo: Women and Children First - TrustLaw

DR Congo: Women and Children First - TrustLaw | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
DR Congo: Women and Children First
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Medair has recently launched a one-year project that will provide free health care for children under five and pregnant or lactating women at 31 health clinics in Eastern D.R.
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How U.S. Military Is Wrecking Africa - spyghana.com

How U.S. Military Is Wrecking Africa - spyghana.com | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
How U.S. Military Is Wrecking Africa spyghana.com Last month, Belmokhtar's forces also teamed up with fighters from the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa — yet another Islamist militant group of recent vintage — to carry out coordinated...
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The signal event in this tsunami of blowback was the U.S. participation in a war to fell Libyan autocrat Muammar Qaddafi that helped send neighboring Mali, a U.S.-supported bulwark against regional terrorism, into a downward spiral, prompting the intervention of the French military with U.S. backing. The situation could still worsen as the U.S. armed forces grow ever more involved. They are already expanding air operations across the continent, engaging in spy missions for the French military, and utilizing other previously undisclosed sites in Africa.

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Mass slaughter of civilians, children in DR Congo: UN... - New Vision

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Mass slaughter of civilians, children in DR Congo: UN...
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End Genecide

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Federal government urged to support legal clinic for rape victims in Congo - Ottawa Citizen (blog)

Federal government urged to support legal clinic for rape victims in Congo Ottawa Citizen (blog) OTTAWA — Five years after it became collateral damage in a Canadian political scandal, a legal clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo needs help...
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 Among organizations the money was slated for was Héritiers de la Justice. Oda later apologized for the confusion and eventually resigned …

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United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
The official United Nations Website for MONUSCO contains background information, facts and figures and the mission mandate.
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MONUSCO the UN's solution. For the People or for the Companies?

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MI6 'arranged Cold War killing' of Congo prime minister

MI6 'arranged Cold War killing' of Congo prime minister | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it
Claims over Patrice Lumumba's 1961 assassination made by Labour peer in letter to London Review of Books (#mi6 kill first democratically elected #PrimeMinister of #Congo incase he aligned himself with #Russia

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US Led Take over of the Congo.

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Global Witness welcomes SFO announcement of formal investigation into ENRC | Global Witness

Global Witness welcomes SFO announcement of formal investigation into ENRC | Global Witness | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced yesterday that they are opening a criminal investigation into FTSE 100 mining company Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC). The SFO said that: “The focus of the investigation will be allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption relating to the activities of the company or its subsidiaries in Kazakhstan and Africa.”

This comes after a tumultuous week for ENRC with the resignation of ENRC Chairman Mehmet Dalman, and a series of other top officials leaving the company. 

Since the middle of last year, Global Witness has raised significant concerns over corruption risks associated with ENRC’s rapid acquisition of mining assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) using opaque offshore structures. 


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The focus of the investigation will be allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption relating to the activities of the company or its subsidiaries in Kazakhstan and Africa. Hmm. a mining company that is one of those... that does its worst ...

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Aten Makh's curator insight, June 15, 2013 3:52 PM

It comes down to mines...and minerals

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Global Witness welcomes SFO announcement of formal investigation into ENRC | Global Witness

Global Witness welcomes SFO announcement of formal investigation into ENRC | Global Witness | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced yesterday that they are opening a criminal investigation into FTSE 100 mining company Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC). The SFO said that: “The focus of the investigation will be allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption relating to the activities of the company or its subsidiaries in Kazakhstan and Africa.”

This comes after a tumultuous week for ENRC with the resignation of ENRC Chairman Mehmet Dalman, and a series of other top officials leaving the company. 

Since the middle of last year, Global Witness has raised significant concerns over corruption risks associated with ENRC’s rapid acquisition of mining assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) using opaque offshore structures. 


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It comes down to mines...and minerals

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The focus of the investigation will be allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption relating to the activities of the company or its subsidiaries in Kazakhstan and Africa. Hmm. a mining company that is one of those... that does its worst ...

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Women Rising Up in Congo - Huffington Post

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Women Rising Up in Congo
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I lived in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008 and 2009, a challenging time rocked by earthquake and war.
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Congo (Belge) | Photographer: Carl de Keyzer

Congo (Belge) | Photographer: Carl de Keyzer | Genecide in the Congo | Scoop.it

As a member of Magnum for almost 20 years, Belgian photographer Carl de Keyzer has published several books, shooting projects across the globe in Europe, Russia, Asia, and the U.S. His strength lies in his ability to consistently capture pointed, expressive moments within daily life. For the photographs in Congo, he took five trips over two years to document the life of a post-colonial nation. “I decided to use a 1954 tourist guide for the Congo – at that time still a Belgian colony. Visiting all kinds of colonial backgrounds – mines, factories, schools, monasteries, churches, prisons. In fact it’s more a project about Belgium itself. A small European country (80 times smaller) being arrogant enough to export their own surrealism to the heart of Africa.”

 

The photographs were made into a series of two books in 2009 and 2010,Congo (Belge) and Congo Belge en images. The first book consisted of his contemporary photographs (tour guide) and the second included a selection of remastered glass negatives of the birth of the colony (1890 – 1920). Each photograph implies a story or carries a message—all focus on the people in the situation, all cross the line between straightforward photojournalism and a richer, more artful documentary style. “I tend to engage in long-term projects. I prefer to stay in a country for a longish period in order to get a better feeling of what is going on there. I prefer complex images because they reflect the complexity of life itself. There is a conflict between the utilitarian aspect of certain images taken for a precise purpose and photographs expressing a more personal viewpoint. I am always somewhere in the middle. Can you really grasp a situation through a picture? Yes, perhaps. You try, even if you stay a stranger looking in from the outside. What you are aiming at is photographs showing situations that have repercussions on people’s lives. That is why I am a photographer.”


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The portfolio is on Projects : 2009 Congo (Belge)

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I KNOW YOU ARE LOOKING BUT CAN YOU REALLY SEE THE WAY OF LIFE NOW OR NOT?