The US Rape of the Congo — The Most Revolutionary Act

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth Friends of the Congo (2012) Film Review Crisis in the Congo is a heart breaking documentary about the invisible US proxy war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For the last 20 years, the US (and Britain) have been arming and training Rwandan and Ugandan-backed rebels who are […]

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[Documentary] Elikya

Director: Sarah M. Kazadi
Year: 2012

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***Official Selection: International Black Film Festival of Nashville***

Synopsis: ELIKYA is a voyage from a run-down basketball court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the sunny, palm-tree lined roads of southern Arizona. Viewers embark on a dream chase, following 16-year-old Losmie Lutaya’s quest to use basketball as a ticket to a better life. This film peers into what it’s like to be a young woman living in the poverty-stricken “Rape Capital of the World,” and dealing with the whirlwind of obstacles that entails. Losmie has found refuge in basketball and is banking on it to make her dreams a reality. She wants to follow in the footsteps of her former teammates, who are adjusting to their new homes, 7,000 miles away from home. Ultimately, ELIKYA is a story about making it, overcoming obstacles and helping to bring positive change your country.

“Elaka” by Sinda & Nada

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“Loso na madesu” by Hugo Million

Title: Loso na madesu
Artist: Hugo Million
Album: Mwana ya Amerika
Year: 2012

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“Kasayi wa Balengela” by Monik Tendayi

Kasayi wa balengela is THE unofficial anthem of Kasayi. Here, Monik Tendayi performs the song at Brussels event, Nocturnes Kasayennes 2012. All Baluba people know that song but I couldn’t really find its origin, if someone know, please leave a comment below. Enjoy!

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“Litoye” by Bana C4

Titre: Litoye
Artist: Bana C4
Album: Jeunes Premiers
Year: 2013
Label: Bomaye Musik

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Dance version

[Documentary] L’affaire Chebeya, crime d’État? (2012)

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“Mpita Njia” by Alicios

This is a nice zouk in Kiswahili by new Bukavu (DRC) singer Alice “Alicios” Theluji, featuring Ugandan singer Juliana Kanyomozi.

Title: Mpita Njia
Artist: Alicios
Year: 2012
Written by Alice “Alicios” Theluji
Arranged and produced by Rkay
Video directed by Onoh

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[Today in History] November 30th

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2012 – At least 32 people are killed in a Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane operated by Trans Air Congo crashes 850 meters short of runway 5L of the Congo’s Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville

DEATHS
2013 – Tabu Ley Rochereau dies in Brussels, Belgium.

[Today in History] October 25th

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CONGO

2012 – Four men in arms attack Denis Mukengere Mukwege’s residence and hold his daughters hostages while waiting. Upon Dr Mukwege’s return, they try to kill him but his guard intervenes and is shot dead in his stand.

2014 – Between 100 and 200 people have drowned following the heavy rains in Bushushu, Kalehe district, South Kivu

[Today in History] August 21st

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CONGO
2012 – 20 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo die from the Ebola virus

GLOBAL
1944 – From August 21, 1944 through to October 7, 1944 – Dumbarton Oaks Conference or more formally, the Washington Conversations on International Peace and Security Organization, was an international conference at which the United Nations was formulated and negotiated among international leaders.

“Ndekayi Ndimba” by Jacques Tshimankinda

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“Mwa Mpoyi” by Madia ft. Ced Koncept

Very sweet RnB ballad in Cilubà.

Title: Mwa mpoyi
Artist: Madia
Year 2012

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“Janu Neebà” by Jacques Tshimankinda

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Kàsaayì munène kumpàla kwà byônso

[Interview] Kambale Musavuli

Ces vidéos très intéressantes sont en anglais.

Interesting comments and analysis by Kambale Musavuli of Congolese history and major events in Congo that are all linked to USA from a way or another. These videos comfort my belief that wherever the US intervene, not only in Congo, they only leave a big mess behind that local populations have to deal with for decades. As long as their interest are untouched…

Dec 1,  2011 – Obama, the US and 5 Million Deaths in The Congo

Dec 5,  2011 – Congo: Chaos By Design

Dec 12,  2011 –  The US, Mining and Dictators in the Congo

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Mar 12, 2012 – Kony 2012 Hides US Support for Repressive Ugandan Regime

Mar 16, 2012 – US Supports Election Fraud in Congo

Dec 3, 2012 – With US Blessing, Rwanda Backs M23 Rebels in Congo

Dec 6,  2012 – Is Susan Rice “Bad for Congo”

“Yombonde” by Kasaï Masaï

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“Faux Blues” by Job Lukalu

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Les Nocturnes Kasayennes 2012

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