[MANAYA] AfroBasket 2017: 2 victoires en 2 jours

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Les Congolais ont très bien rebondi après leur défaite contre le Mali le 8 septembre dernier et empochent 2 victoires en 2 jours: 81-60 contre la Côte d’ivoire et 83-77 contre le Nigeria.

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Le 14 Septembre prochain, ils affronteront les Camerounais en quarts de finale.

[Manaya] Afrobasket 2017

 

Cette année, l’Afrobasket se passe au Sénégal et en Tunisie. C’est la première fois en dix ans que l’équipe du Congo se qualifie à ce niveau de la competition.

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Le Congo a perdu son premier match 87-82 contre le Mali mais c’est loin d’être terminé. De plus gros morceaux vont être mis sur la table avec la Côte d’Ivoire, le 9 Septembre, et le Nigeria, champions en titre, le 10.

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Hervé Kabasele (#14) est le joueur le plus performant après la première journée de compétition avec 25 points et 8 rebonds. Il est aussi le plus grand de l’équipe avec 2m7.

Calendrier Afro Basket 2017
Résultats Qualifications 2017

Lufu Lwa Mobutu

Il y a 20 ans mourrait Mobutu après un règne officiel de 31 ans et demi.
Que vous inspire cet anniversaire? Que pensez-vous de l’état du Congo 20 ans après?

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Joseph-Désiré Mobutu

It’s been 20 years that Mobutu passed away after a 31 and a half year reign.
What does this inspire you? what do you think of the state of Congo now?

“Congo: la guerre des minerais”

“Dibaka” by MJ30

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[Bundèngèjà] Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga

Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga is an artist based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who creates oil and acrylic works of art. His work blends traditional iconography and technological symbology. This series of work is called “Mangbetu”. Mangbetu refers to a large group of people in the northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo. These works of […]

via Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga’s Paintings. Clash of Culture & Technology — Unparalleled Insight

Follow him on Instagram @eddy.kamuanga

QUESTIONNAIRE / SURVEY 2017

Bonjour à tous,

Je vous soumets aujourd’hui un petit questionnaire destiné à raffiner le contenu de ce blog. Ça ne vous prendra que 2 minutes de votre temps. Cela me servira de base pour vous fournir plus d’informations pertinentes. J’espère que vous répondrez en masse. Notez qu’en répondant au questionnaire, vous serez ajouté(e) à ma liste d’envoi. Ainsi vous serez priviligiés et saurez ce qui se passe avant tout le monde, notamment, le lancement de mon prochain livre. N’hésitez pas à partager le lien avec vos familles et amis!

Hello everybody,

Today, I submit to you a little survey destined to refine the content of this blog. It will only take a couple of minutes. It will help me providing more relevant content. I hope you will answer in great number. Note that by answering this quick survey, you’ll be added to my mailing list. That way, you will receive a privileged treatment and know what’s going on before anyone else, such as the launching of my coming book. Don’t hesitate to share the link with your family and friends.

Twasakidila wa bunyi!

“Kanguluba” by Kadiyoyo

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Congo’s main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84 — The Crusader Journal

By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo’s veteran opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels aged 84, his party said on Wednesday. Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country then known as Zaire, for more than three decades before Mobutu was overthrown by Rwanda, Uganda and other […]

via Congo’s main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies at 84 — The Crusader Journal

DR Congo’s path to peaceful democratic transition just got narrower — Quartz

Kinshasa, DR Congo On the evening of Feb. 1, Etienne Tshisekedi died in hospital in Brussels, leaving behind a gaping hole in the façade of the Congolese opposition. Tshisekedi’s passing has opened vacancies for the presidencies of both the Democratic Republic of Congo’s largest and oldest opposition party and the Rassemblement, a political coalition united around […]

via DR Congo’s path to peaceful democratic transition just got narrower — Quartz

Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Leader Tshisekedi Dies At 84 — The New Day

Longtime opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has died in Brussels, after traveling there last week for a medical check-up. In Kinshasha, police used tear gas on his supporters who had gathered to mourn their hero. Tshisekedi was a crusading voice for political pluralism and democracy in Congo, whose politics since independence in 1960 from Belgium has […]

via Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Leader Tshisekedi Dies At 84 — The New Day

URGENT!! ETIENNE TSHISEKEDI EST MORT L’ACCORD DOIT ETRE REDISCUTER — JOURNALISTE PATRIOTE

via URGENT!! ETIENNE TSHISEKEDI EST MORT L’ACCORD DOIT ETRE REDISCUTER — JOURNALISTE PATRIOTE

CAN 2017 – RDC 1 – 2 Ghana

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CAN 2017 – Togo 1 – 3 RDC

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Congo is qualified for 2nd round!

CAN 2017 – CIV 2 – 2 RDC

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[Today in History] January 21st

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1968 – Congo wins the African cup of Nations, beating Ghana 1-0 at Hailé Sélassié Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Goal by Kalala Mukendi)

CAN 2017 – RDC 1 – 0 MAR

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“L’ amour est une personne” by Michel Bakenda ft. Steve Mwanza

[Ngumu] Lufu Lwa Muhammad Ali

The whole world has heard the sad news early this morning. Muhammad Ali was a great champion and a true legend who stood by his words. He paid the price for it but maybe that is why is also respected so much. He fought all his life and perhaps his hardest fights were off the ring, against the government for his decision not to go to Vietnam to fight and also for his faith. He received much criticism for his conversion to Islam. But the greatest fight must have been the one against Parkinson. He fought long and well. Muhammad Ali will remain has a piece of Congolese heritage. May he rest in peace.

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 17: Muhammad Ali holding the Heavyweight Title Belt that he received from Ring Magazine. (Photo by Phil Greitzer/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 17: Muhammad Ali holding the Heavyweight Title Belt that he received from Ring Magazine. (Photo by Phil Greitzer/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, center, leaves the Armed Forces induction center with his entourage after refusing to be drafted into the Armed Forces in Houston, April 28, 1967. Hundreds of Ali fans and supporters filled the streets to greet him when he left the building. (AP Photo)
Heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali, center, leaves the Armed Forces induction center with his entourage after refusing to be drafted into the Armed Forces in Houston, April 28, 1967. Hundreds of Ali fans and supporters filled the streets to greet him when he left the building. (AP Photo)

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Muhammad Ali is seen training October 9, 1974 for his world championship fight in Zaire. (AP Photo)
Muhammad Ali is seen training October 9, 1974 for his world championship fight in Zaire. (AP Photo)

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Rumble in the Jungle, Kinshasa, Zaïre, 1974, full fight

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Foreman’s Interview about the fight

George Foreman at the time wasn’t really liked by the Congolese people because he didn’t know of the history. If he did, he would have made sure not to bring his german sheppard. Those dogs were used by the Belgian police during the colonization and they were not used only to intimidate if you know what I mean. This faux-pas ruined his image.

The documentary Soul Power covers the music festival that was organized in parallel of the fight. Because Foreman hurt himself, they had to postpone the fight by one month. The story says Mobutu confiscated the passports and forced the people to stay in Zaïre to make sure the fight would actually take place. He, of course, used this historical event to further his political plans.

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Anyima wenda ikisha mu bupole.

“Shipende” by Madia