My profile Contribute Logout. Since Sunday, the Congolese army and the M23 rebel movement have been engaged in fighting near Goma, in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Several photos show Congolese soldiers defiling rebel corpses.
Frank James. A Congolese rape victim crosses her arms while sitting next to an infant in front of the transit house they stay in, at the Heal Africa clinic in Goma on August 8, If the continuing depravity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo involving the rapes of tens of thousands of women, children and men, isn't the world's most depressing story, it's hard to imagine what comes in first.
This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.
C owering under a statue called Belgium Bringing Civilisation to The Congoone of four golden effigies in the entrance hall of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, near Brussels, there's a sculpture depicting a miserable African native, naked and blatantly "savage" in the estimation of its colonial creator. For a moment before our interview, Baloji, one of the most innovative rappers and video producers to have emerged from Africa in recent years, loiters near this ludicrous pairing, tall and pensive in his two-piece suit of dark blue plaid, peach pink shirt and Puma trainers. It's a telling trinity: the pompous European "father", the colonised African "son" and Baloji, "the sorcerer" the meaning of his name in Swahilistanding there all cool and dapper, like the embodiment of a young and ambitious Africa.
The Bison at Blue Mounds State Park wallow in a dust bowl to keep cool and rid themselves of pesky bugs during the hot summer months. Interesting developments continue to sprout from an ambitious venture in central Africa. Most recently, Minneapolis-based RSP Architecture designed for free a medical clinic at the Asili site that opened this month.
Colonization of the Congo refers to the European colonization of the Congo region of tropical Africa. It was the last part of the continent to be colonized. By the end of the 19th century, the Congo Basin had been carved up by European colonial powersinto the Congo free statethe French Congo and the Portuguese Congo.
An adherent of La Sape is known as a sapeur. La sape can be traced back to the period of colonialism in Africa, and in particular Brazzaville and Kinshasa. The French mission was to civilize the "uncouth" and "naked" African people.
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