Kinshasa headache

The harsh realities of resistance for a new generation in Joseph Kabila’s Congo. Still from Kinshasa Makambo. As Christian Lumu Lukusa, a youth leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) largest…

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The ethics of political art

A critical review of Swiss theatre director Milo Rau’s multi-media project, "Congo Tribunal,” about the violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Still from Congo Tribunal. How can arts respond to conflict, human…

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Black and Black

A new film explores the often-fraught relationship between African immigrants and African-Americans in the United States. Still from BlacknBlack. After fleeing political turbulence in his in his native Ivory Coast, and settling in…

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Cobalt isn’t a conflict mineral

The current socio-economic climate in the Democratic Republic of Congo is uncertain and difficult. Policymakers need to properly assess the risks to ordinary Congolese people from expanding the “conflict minerals” category. Luwowo, conflict free certified, Coltan mine…

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