genoLondon: We are fed up!! / Y en a Marre!! March against the genocide and the occupation of DR Congo!!

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Y en A Marre Protest poster
Last week over 400 bodies found in mass grave on the outskirt of Kinshasa. Amongst them were men, women and 300 fetus and still born babies. We are OUTRAGED by this news. Mothers of Congo and CAYP are calling for a march against the genocide and foreign occupation in the DR Congo.
Date: Friday 10th April 2015 at 12:00 starting outside the Rwanda Embassy.
Our demands:
– STOP Genocide of the Congolese people

– END the UN, Rwandan, and Ugandan occupation in the Congo

– END arbitrary arrests and detentions in the Congo

– FREE all Political prisoners!!!

Join us on Facebook/ Spread the word:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1080269351987998/

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Tips for Navigating N’Djili Airport in Kinshasa, DRC

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First, for those who want to visit DRC, it is necessary to find a host organization in-country that will write a letter on your behalf in order to acquire a VISA, and make sure to have all the fun shots necessary before the journey. And maybe some malaria meds.

Let’s start with the wonder that is N’Djili airport in Kinshasa. Now…I have done a fair bit of traveling and experienced the gamut of airports but this airport has a level of chaos that I have never experienced before.

I arrived late at night, which was of mild concern before arrival, but after experiencing the trip from the hotel to the airport during the day – I say arrive at night, if at all possible, and for goodness sakes hire the minders.

What’s a minder and why would a well-traveled, independent, adult need one? Because traveling to DRC should be taken…

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