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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on First Person

First Person

04:11 min | Last month

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on First Person

"Was when el monte settle was new right it had just been a hit two years previously. The very first title was the famous l. Money settle by. Don't ask yasser savannah casino orchestra with antonio machine followed by many more releases by such artists. That and miguel matsumoto's this kicked off the cuban music boom and a bunch of african countries that lasted for decades. The largest number of athens. Who had come to cuba. On slave ships were after all from congo and out of all of africa it was conga musicians. Who took particularly wealth and cuban music. Transposing it to electric guitar which ultimately morphed into susan and not only that before guevara ever went to congo this tube. Anais congo music. Already had the subtext of being liberation music. Here's what doctor. Murray some mormon told me angolans to listen to radio in this period. Listen to a lot of music from the because they tuned into the radio stations from there and not just from today's democratic republic of the congo but from congo-brazzaville as well because of de gaulle moving his government to brazzaville during the second world war. The strongest transmitter on the continent was placed in brazzaville. And so it was really easy to tune into the station and when they listened even if they didn't understand the lyrics because many of them didn't speak lingala. Angolans would tell me you know we understood. The congo was a place that was free and independent. Before we were so. When we heard franco we heard rishon row or we heard the later kind of classic rumba tunes we associated that with freedom net do viva but as jonas savimbi holden roberto learn new. Each one had a different base holden. Roberto's group was the f. in l. a. whose strength was in the congo north augustino. Nitto headed the mpla who were strong. In the capital city of luanda and farther south jonas savimbi's unita formed in nineteen sixty. Six of the three. The mpla people were generally better educated and better trained and had a strongly leftist political ideology for as the other two had no discernible political ideology. The mpla now greatly changed rules. Angola today the first significant contact with.

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on First Person

First Person

04:11 min | Last month

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on First Person

"Was when el monte settle was new right it had just been a hit two years previously. The very first title was the famous l. Money settle by. Don't ask yasser savannah casino orchestra with antonio machine followed by many more releases by such artists. That and miguel matsumoto's this kicked off the cuban music boom and a bunch of african countries that lasted for decades. The largest number of athens. Who had come to cuba. On slave ships were after all from congo and out of all of africa it was conga musicians. Who took particularly wealth and cuban music. Transposing it to electric guitar which ultimately morphed into susan and not only that before guevara ever went to congo this tube. Anais congo music. Already had the subtext of being liberation music. Here's what doctor. Murray some mormon told me angolans to listen to radio in this period. Listen to a lot of music from the because they tuned into the radio stations from there and not just from today's democratic republic of the congo but from congo-brazzaville as well because of de gaulle moving his government to brazzaville during the second world war. The strongest transmitter on the continent was placed in brazzaville. And so it was really easy to tune into the station and when they listened even if they didn't understand the lyrics because many of them didn't speak lingala. Angolans would tell me you know we understood. The congo was a place that was free and independent. Before we were so. When we heard franco we heard rishon row or we heard the later kind of classic rumba tunes we associated that with freedom net do viva but as jonas savimbi holden roberto learn new. Each one had a different base holden. Roberto's group was the f. in l. a. whose strength was in the congo north augustino. Nitto headed the mpla who were strong. In the capital city of luanda and farther south jonas savimbi's unita formed in nineteen sixty. Six of the three. The mpla people were generally better educated and better trained and had a strongly leftist political ideology for as the other two had no discernible political ideology. The mpla now greatly changed rules. Angola today the first significant contact with.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WBUR

WBUR

03:17 min | Last month

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WBUR

"To have your company Claire McDonnell and Lawrence Bullard with you. The fine weather in the Mediterranean means thousands of migrants risking the sea crossing from North Africa. We'll hear from one of the rescue ships. Fortune seekers rushing to KwaZulu Natal in South Africa will speak to are reported to find out what started the frenzy and the silverback gorilla from Kent, whose relocating to Congo Brazzaville. BBC News with Jerry Smith. Israel's new government faces its first major test when Jewish right wing Nationalist Asia controversial March through Jerusalem today. It's route passes through the Arab market in east Jerusalem, but not the Muslim quarter. The Palestinian Prime minister, Mohammed ASHA has warned of dangerous repercussions. Britain and Australia have agreed the broad terms of a trade deal, the first that London has negotiated from scratch since Brexit is likely to include zero tariffs for Australian lamb and beef exports. Australia's agriculture minister has described the agreement as exciting. President Biden meets EU leaders in Brussels today for the third summit of his European tour attention is already turning to another meeting his encounter with President Putin in Geneva. Mr Biden says he'll set out red lines on contentious issues. Parliament in Hungary is later today expected to pass a bill that bans the promotion of homosexuality among under eighteens. Most opposition parties plan to boycott the vote. But the law will be passed with the support of conservatives, including Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right wing governing party. South Korea has begun regular military exercises around a set his small islands amid heightened tensions over their ownership. Japan has marked them as Japanese in a map on the country's Olympics website, South Korea wants them out redrawn. One of the producers of the film about the mass killings at two mosques in Christchurch in 2019 has apologized for failing to consult New Zealand's Muslim community. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has criticized the project's narrative and its timing so soon after the atrocity. And researchers in New Zealand in the final stages of a study to find out whether protective masks and gowns can be used again. BBC News Many thanks. Indeed, Jerry. This is news day. But Lawrence Sinclair on the way clothes can be talking about migrants crossing the med. Once again, the season is upon us. Also, we'll be talking about diamonds in South Africa. What appears to be a diamond rush. Our correspondent has seen sparkly stones, but she tells us she's not quite qualified to say whether they're diamonds or not. They could just be sparkly stones. Also will be talking about the impact of Covid in Afghanistan. The gorilla release from Kent to Congo Brazzaville. Good news for one primate. And sport as well. Mike Williams will be joining us in about 10 minutes time. Let's start of the Mediterranean, where the arrival of summer has seen a surge in migrants attempting to cross the waters from Libya to Europe. Big numbers on the rise. Italy has already recorded.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

08:02 min | Last month

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"Our own correspondent. I grew up listening to the show. But for the uninitiated. Can you give us your nutshell. what it's about. I also grew up listening to the show. I think i was a child and looking at a map on the wall and hearing a report from mongolia. And on this map and thinking mongolia's huge. I didn't know anything about it. And hey was this episode of from our own correspondent with a dispatch from a reporter in mongolia painting a portrait. As if you've been to place right. And what makes it different from the more usual news. Dispatches that you would hear from bbc reporters the it's the reporters personal impressions and what they were struck by. One of the problems is that then you find that you don't have anything left to tell your friends and family if they've listened to phuc as we call it so just to give you taste of this once. I had the editor over to my house for dinner. And i really wanted to impress him. Because i was new presenting from our own correspondent. I hadn't hosted it before it used to contribute and i just done a piece contributing from iceland so i was telling him how i was struck so much about their relationship that icelanders have with the sun that i'd been to this little village at the foot of some huge mountains. The whole village was cast in shadow for several months of the year. And so some people had a picture of the sun as their screen saver. And you know. My editor asked me about the country and i told him all of this and then he looked at me and said yeah. Yeah that that's all in. Your food wasn't impressed exactly. He wasn't impressed well. He was impressed with the work. But less with my dinner party conversation. And that's what a from our own correspondent. A good one really is fascinating to show is run since nine hundred fifty five. No i have the impression that it's been going since the beginning of time that it just always was. What do you think is the secret to its longevity. Well correspondents love contributing to it. And that's because. I think it's the only outlet that lets you paint a picture of a place in a very personal way and i think for the listener. It really anchors the news and yet the pieces of reflective so the correspondent has to have a moment to make sense of what they've just witnessed and been involved in you get real insight You touched on there. Some of the difficulties that your correspondents can have in recording in the field. What is the craziest place. Or there's some the mattis situation either you've recorded in or or one of your correspondents the weirdest place that i've ever from our own correspondent dispatch was in the mauritanian desert during a locust plague. Oh goodness yes. The son had just said and these things. I don't know if you've ever been around locus. But they're basically like flying prawns and they're not shy. You know they dive bomb. You and i was trying to read the script off my computer but the screen was light. The sky was getting dark. This was attracting not just the locust but all of the insects around and they would dive bombing me dive bombing the screen. That would was had these little kind of flex and splatters and cracks as another insect a hit the screen or hit me. Wow you must have extremely impressive engineers to kind of to work without sound because you would never know. It always sounds someone's in a studio. It's incredibly impressive. We've got great technicians back in london. Who are sometimes very soothing voice on the end of the phone when you call up to file your despite but often you have to do all of this by yourself and i think another secret to from our own correspondent is that tony grant who was the very long running editor of the show. When as a new correspondent you would go and knock on his daughter his little office which was hidden in the old bush house in our offices in central london. A bit like the harry potter platform thirteen and a half. He said that the reason the program ran so long as that. No one could find his office in order to access the program. But you would go in. I remember going in as a new correspondent. And shyly saying i. I'm i'm going to be in congo brazzaville. Could i may be here. Abyss about what you look for in a phuc. And other editors they might look down their nose at you. But tony wasn't like that. Tony took a longer view. And so he would say come in sit down. Let me tell you all about from our own correspondent. How fascinating that. You're going there and he would really cultivate relationships with correspondents across the globe. And so that's why we have such a rich history on the program of getting reports from other places that Yes other programs to reach. That was pascal harder. Host of from our own correspondent on the bbc world service today with holiday travel just within reach for many again piracy at forty thousand feet has ignited international uproar. The trappings of par to be discerned in chad. We glimpse gilded coffee pots and a fatty expense account. We hear of the history behind. Spain's african and claves following a surge of migrant arrivals and what kind of a future fa- chilly a so-called outside of politicians encourage citizens to rate that pension pots first to thailand and its border with myanmar where continuing violence by the burmese military is disrupting villagers lives. Since the army's takeover earlier vizier hundreds have died a state. Security forces have confronted and pursued protesters in its cities. Many of the dead have been young activists taking to the streets for the first time with few weapons or ways to resist armed forces but in myanmar's rural areas. There are several rebel groups mostly from ethnic minorities who for decades have been resisting the military and some of the new protests. Have now the refugee with them. Laura bicker has been seeing the effects of the military's renewed campaign on the border twenty six year. Old baby should be teaching a class fool of children in her village in the mountains of eastern myanmar instead. She's huddled under a sheet of tarpaulin in a makeshift camp beside a stream in a forest in thailand. She's chosen one of the very. Few clearings in this humid jungle to set up. A temporary home perished on a bamboo mattress with dozens of other women and children who've crossed the border to seek refuge. One of the toddlers is listless and has a fever. his mom suspects it's malaysia still. She says he's safer here than over the border. Myanmar military jets have bombed their village. Day and nate for the week. They say baby ran with her two sons and could carry levels. The group only have enough food for a couple of days a new medicine. They are just a few of the thousands of ethnic korean people now scattered in camps or hading in the jungle along the thai myanmar border. Unfortunately it's a path. These families knew all too well. The local rebel movement. The karenni national union has been battling the burmese military for decades. But this time as one man told me the brought big guns to the village. Fighting in the media escalated quickly after armed karen fighters overran myanmar military post. Killing dozens of soldiers. Retaliation was swift and brutal. We were showing footage of the bombs. being dropped..

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

06:07 min | 2 months ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"Conference, your waist size might be really important. But most importantly, what comes across from that piece, I think is the importance off Assessing each person's individual risk on this isn't the only measurement that is under scrutiny at the moment, is it? There's a paper in the Lancet, questioning whether blood pressure measurements alone should be used to work out who might benefit from medication to lower blood pressure. Now, that sounds very Sensible to me. Take the blood pressure, see what it's like and then decide whether people need medication. But what are they saying here? Absolutely collusion. It's very much part off a move towards assessing your risk. So if you think of yourself as an individual on you go to the doctor, and they say you're too fat, which obviously are not your cholesterol is too high. Your sugar is too high. Your blood pressure's too high. So the question you will want to ask is What does that put me at risk off and to what extent is that pulled me risk on then your next question will be on. What will this medication that you're just about to prescribe for me? In what way? Well, that lower my risk. Now, obviously, no one will be able to tell you as an individual because he's based on population studies, But at least you'll get a new idea. So if I went into the doctor tomorrow, and they took my blood pressure, and they said, Oh, I'm afraid it's you know, 150 over 90. You should stop taking this medication. I would insist on them running the algorithm That would tell me my risk of her say having a stroke or heart disease, Which is the thing we're trying to prevent. When we flagged up high blood pressure on if my risk came out is very low because of taking other things into account. Exactly, because, you know I'm a woman. And you know I'm not 70 and I'm you know, I haven't got diabetes and other conditions haven't had a stroke in the past. That's going to put me at relatively low risk, so I might end up saying Okay, Well, you're telling me my risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years is 7% Research will suggest that if I go on medication for the rest of my life that might lower to 6%. No, thank you. I won't take the medication. That is what these studies are really empowering all of us to go and have those conversations. Thank you very much for that. And now the covert pandemic has highlighted how important it is to know exactly how many people are infected and where in order to tackle the problem on. Of course, this is the case for other diseases to diseases that we tend to hear a lot less about. So the World Health Organization began a project to map neglected tropical diseases in Africa on a paper detailing their progress since they started in 2014 has just been published. I spoke to Dr Maria Ratboy Apoyo in Congo Brazzaville, where she leads the W. H o Department for neglected tropical diseases in Africa on I asked her how good disease surveillance Woz when they started. So firstly, we knew that neglected tropical decisions weren't very frequent in Africa. There were millions of people affected, but unfortunately more than house of the continent was actually not much with means that we didn't know exactly where these diseases we're on for the your house that some information was available. The quality of the data was very, very rip your Also, the Beta was not publicly by level on. We need to then do missions toe all the countries in Africa to try togather and collect the information on be able to distinguish with data could be used on which they could not be used and then identify the gaps on the gaps that we're more than parts of the continent. Then figure it for us to go to the field and to complete than the missing team up for this neglected tropical diseases in Africa on then made although this later on by level for all the ministers of house to be able to control and eliminated these diseases. Why is it so crucial to have accurate data from every country in Africa? If you're going to try to eliminate these diseases before we were blind, we even know where this this is exactly where now we know exactly where the disease is present on. We're lucky to have in massive donation of medicines from pharmaceutical companies that have stepped in Therefore, by knowing exactly where the disease is, we can then go and distribute this medicine is for free to the population in order to be able to control and eliminate this existence. Now it sounds like quite a task. And in the several years since you started Eve already cover 2.5 1000 district's in 37 African countries. How is that done on the ground? Well in the ground. It's actually not that difficult because people are going affected, but all these diseases so we we could map several diseases at the same time on then, when you go to the ground, the population actually suffer symbol Daniels later on several of these decisions, so in the grounds of Delia's need to collect the appropriate the sample that is needed some cases dishonest stool sample. In other cases, it's a blood sample or a urine sample. And we call them the diseases of poverty because they had really related with the lack of access to water and sanitation. Mosquito bites. For example, elephant balances that is a disease transmitted by a hospital that is the same hospital in Africa as the malaria in hospital on produced massive enlargement off their legs. For example, order this is called River Blindness that distract needed to buy some small flies from the rivers. Also true human that produce blindness is services that dispersed emitted by bacteria. Kel calamity a truck commodities, So you have a group of different businesses, all of them related with poverty on I'd like to focus for a moment on trachoma. How common a disease is it? It's actually a very commonly sees that they say present in 45 countries in the world. But we in the African continent. We have the majority of the seas with over 100 and 20 million people being affected by trachoma. Now this affects the eyes, and it's one of the oldest infections known and it's a leading cause off. Preventable blindness worldwide on reporter had either to CC has bean to be mean to find out how to coma is managed. Dr Amador February is familiar with the field for several years, he has pursued a major mission. Accelerating the elimination after a coma in Benin. Today I followed him to the town off bill in Nicky Barnes Everyday silky, I saw eyelashes touching their I have also.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

05:33 min | 2 months ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"So if you think of yourself as an individual on you go to the doctor, and they say you're too fat, which obviously are not your cholesterol is too high. Your sugar is too high. Your blood pressure's too high. So the question you will want to ask is what does that put me at risk off and to what extent is that Put me risk. And then your next question will be on. What will this medication that you're just about to prescribe for me? In what way? Well, that lower my risk. Now, obviously, no one will be able to tell you as an individual because these based on population studies, but at least you'll get a new idea. If I went into the doctor tomorrow, and they took my blood pressure, and they said, Oh, I'm afraid is, you know 150 over 90. You should start taking this medication. I would insist on them running the algorithm That would tell me my risk of her say having a stroke or heart disease, Which is the thing we're trying to prevent. When we flag up pipe blood pressure on if my risk came out is very low because of taking other things into account. Exactly, Because, you know I'm a woman. And you know I'm not 70 And I'm you know, I haven't got diabetes and Other conditions. I haven't had a stroke in the past that's going to put me at relatively low risk, so I might end up saying Okay, Well, you're telling me my risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years is 7%. Research will suggest that if I go on medication for the rest of my life that might lower to 6%. No, thank you. I won't take the medication. That is what these studies are really empowering all of us to go and have those conversations. Thank you very much for that. And now the probate pandemic has highlighted how important it is to know exactly how many people are infected and where In order to tackle the problem. And of course, this is the case for other diseases to diseases that we tend to hear a lot less about. So the World Health Organization began a project to map neglected tropical diseases in Africa. In a paper detailing their progress since they started in 2014 has just been published on I spoke to Dr Maria Ratboy Apoyo in Congo Brazzaville, where she leads the W. H o Department for neglected tropical diseases in Africa on I asked her how good disease surveillance Woz when they started. So firstly, we knew that neglected tropical decisions were very frequent. In Africa. There were millions of people affected, but unfortunately, more than half of the continent was actually not much what means that we didn't know exactly where these diseases we're on for the your house that some information was available. The quality of the data was very, very repute. Also, the data was not publicly available on we need to then do missions toe all the countries in Africa to try to gather and collect. The information on be able to distinguish with data could be used on which they could not be used and then identify the gaps on the gaps that we're more than parts of the continent. Then figure it for us to go to the field and to complete than the Mississippi map for this neglected tropical diseases in Africa on then made all this data available for all the ministers of house to be able to control and eliminated businesses is Why is it so crucial to have accurate data from every country in Africa? If you're going to try to eliminate these diseases before we were blind, we would even know where he is. This is exactly where now we know exactly where the disease is present on. We're lucky to have in massive donation of medicines from pharmaceutical companies that have stepped in Therefore, by knowing exactly where the disease piece we can then go and distribute this medicine is for free to the population in order to be able to control and eliminate these decisions. Now it sounds like quite a task. And in the several years since you started Eve already cover 2.5 1000 district's in 37 African countries. How is that done on the ground? Well in the ground. It's actually not that difficult because people are going sexy, but all these diseases so that we could map several diseases at the same time on then, when you go to the ground, the population actually suffer symbol Daniels, a Tron several of these diseases, so in the ground, millions need to collect the appropriate sample that is needed. Some cases sits on a stool sample in other cases, he said. Blood sample or a urine sample, and we call them the diseases of poverty because they had really related with the lack of access to water and sanitation. Mosquito bites. For example, elephant balances that is a disease transmitted by a mosquito that is the same hospital in Africa as the malarial mosquito on produced massive enlargement off their legs. For example, order this is called River Blindness that distract needed to buy some small flies from the rivers. Also true human that produced blindness. It's a disease that dispersed emitted by bacteria, Kel Calamity, a truck committees. So you have a group of different diseases, all of them related with poverty on I'd like to focus for a moment on Tacoma how common diseases it. It's actually a very common decision that they say present in 45 countries in the world. But we in the African continent. We have the majority of the seas with over 120 million people being affected by trachoma. Now this affects the eyes and it's one of the oldest infections known and it's a leading cause off. Preventable blindness worldwide on reporter had heeded to CC Has bean to Benin to find out how to coma is managed. Dr Amador Fab U is familiar with the field. For several years. He has pursued a major mission accelerating the elimination off trachoma in Benin. Today. I followed him to the town off Bill in Nikki. Everyday, silky I saw eyelashes.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:40 min | 4 months ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on KQED Radio

"You say. BBC World Service officials. Officials in Congo Brazzaville say President Dennis Soon Gussie has won re election by a landslide with 89% of the votes the main opposition candidate, guide Price Puffy Kolelas, who died on Sunday. Donna just 8%. He was suffering from covert. 77 year old president has ruled the country for 37 years now, but faces major challenges of a debt crisis and a poor record in governance. Let's talk TJ Washington. Davina, who's talking to us from Brazzaville and activists and human rights campaigner a welcome to news day Joe against this result wasn't a surprise, but our questions being asked As to the veracity of the vote as to who was allowed to kind of monitor what went on. Yeah, well, well, seriously. Nobody's moving into to the surprise about the election off a long time Ruler. We gotta remember that Connolly's def only one African most corrupt country and oppressive regime. So nobody's quite seriously even on the ground here we way we know what it's gonna be that there's gonna be this way. So that's what it is. I mean, I'm reading. African Union observers noticed some irregularities. The U. N and the EU observers were not invited Interior minister refused to allow the Catholic Church is over 1000 observers. To take part. Um, So what happens then? Two people just accept the outcome. And when we have this tragic death of the opposition leader, But is it now a done deal, even though there was no independent verification. There's not really about the people of the Congo because the people of kind of the oppressed for a long time..

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:39 min | 4 months ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Effect has bean immediate in the markets, with the value of the lira stumping right back to where it was four months ago. Main opposition presidential candidate in the Republic of Congo. Debriefs Parfait Kalala has died of coronavirus just hours after polls closed in the election as he was being evacuated in a medical plane to hospital in France. On Saturday in the Congo, Lee's capital, Brazzaville. Mr Kalala confirmed he was seriously ill, but urged people to vote for their future with more details. His memory Makham a new the news has been confirmed by his director of campaign, Mr Christian, My Honda in passed away before even reaching Friends on the flight. He was going to France after living possible just after four a.m. local time pupils bluffing Cola was the main arrival of Denny Sassoon gesso. In power since 1979 with only interruption off five years. The news is just breaking Congo Brazzaville. So off course it will create a lot of disappointment. Therefore, his supporters Brazilian president J. Above scenario has described as tyrants, state governors and mayors who have imposed lockdown measures to contain a deadly second wave of the Corona virus pandemic. Leonardo, Russia reports Mr Belson Arrow said his government had done all it could to deal with the health emergency entity was time to reopen the economy. He was addressing hundreds of supporters who gather outside the presidential palace in Brasilia to celebrate his birthday. Since the beginning of the pandemic. The Brazilian president has dismissed the severity off the coronavirus. He delayed the purchase of vaccines. Recently even told people to stop whining and crying over covet what shocks Many in Brazil is that Mr Bush and I was latest comments come at the darkest days off the pandemic. Portugal will become the latest European country to start using the AstraZeneca corona virus vaccine again today it was among several European countries to suspend its rollout because of worries that it might cause blood clots. Portugal's decision follows a ruling from the European Medicines Agency that the vaccine is safe and effective. You're listening to the latest world News from the BBC. Canadian diplomats have been denied entry to the trial in China of a second Canadian citizen for alleged spying. Michael Cove rig a former diplomat, was arrested by the Chinese authorities two years ago along with a Canadian businessman, Michael SpA ever Dispatchers Cold case was opened on Friday. Also behind closed doors. The Canadian charged affair in Beijing, Jim Nicoll says the situation is worrying Spice. The international.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:29 min | 6 months ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Get this gold out. Few occasions is a few chances and you know you just have to fight and we will be different well. Your top of the table. Long way to go pull very long words from is a lot to do again. Be there, but we're not there yet. So you have to keep working. Manchester City kept pace with the United beating Aston Villa by two goals to nil, though that joy dampened by injuries to both Kevin Brunner and Kyle Walker never pulled him cut the gap to the to match the club's if they beat Burnley on Thursday. Africa. Zimbabwe are the first country to be eliminated from the African Nations Championship there. 31 defeat to Burkina Fasso was their second into group games and also a one all draw between Molly and hosts Cameroon means both of those teams move onto four points going into the final round of fixtures. Tension today, Turning to Group B D R Congo Noah win over Libya would make them the first side through to the knockout stages. CONGO Brazzaville face in Asia In the other game on in the NFL, the Kansas quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks as though he will be fit to start this Sunday's a F C championship game against the Buffalo Bills for a place at the Super Bowl. Despite remaining under concussion protocols after he took a hit in Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns. He took part in limited practice on Wednesday. The other Super Bowl spot will be decided in Sunday's other championship game in the A. F. C that is between the Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Thank you very much at Aceros. Now, let's say here about a major fashion major fashion exhibition of it's to be held in the Victoria and Albert Museum here in the UK, this just man the liberation and independent years off the continent but to celebrate The vibrancy off African fashion and the curator off that exhibition, which I have to tell you is due to open in June. 2 anti 22, The curator is Christine Check Sensa who joins us now. Greetings to you. Good morning. Thank you very much. Now the reason why I I'm stressing the time is that you're actually making a call out ahead of time. The opening off this exhibition for people to raid their their old closets and their trunk boxes to look for fashion. Please tell us why this is important and what the actual exhibition at the Vienna will be please Good morning. Good morning. Thank you so much. So this week we have announced that we're going to be staging the expression Africa fashion at our museum in London. On our guiding principle is the fore grounding of individual African voices and perspectives on this is why, with starting off with a call out on we are going to be starting exhibition with the African Independence liberation years that sparked a radical political and social reordering And, of course, the cultural excellence across the Continent. On Within that context, we're going to be focusing on the vanguard of designers such of chard, a Thomas Farm, Chris, Sadie, Kofi Answer and Al Fatty. We're asking the public to contact us if they have their garments in their wardrobes and cupboards, But we're also going to foods that feature photographs, so studio portray its fashion photography. But also family pull traits and home movies. And again, we're asking the public to help us to find that when it comes to contemporary fashions, we're going to be looking at the current fashion scene. You that you could be inundated, Christine. I say this because I'm just thinking about my mom who I mean. She celebrated her 88 birthday yesterday. And she has pictures of her in beautiful attire. Some I'm thinking about on Cara. Now that she was basically when she was young and my 19 year old daughter can fit in her clothes. Is it that kind of item that's still in existence that you want? Because you could be, you know, flooded by peoples. Old clothes. Gino. That is absolutely the sort of thing that we're looking for Clothing stories, photographs and we are poised to be flooded. We have a team waiting to be flooded with people's responses to the cooler because we want to have this collaborative approach is so important to us. On. Is it important that you do have stories attached to this so that you don't just get people's, you know, close that. Perhaps they were thinking of sending to Ah, secondhand shop that instead they send to you, You know? Does it have to have something behind it? Some Providence Absolutely. It has to have a story behind. It has to be from the period. We wanted. Almost talk about people's lives through Starlin away to there has to be a story. It can't just be something that you haven't won for years. And you just think I want to get rid of that. Okay. Well, thank you very much for giving us a taste of it. And that is Christine Church in ska Who's the curator off African and African and African diaspora fashions at the Victoria and Albert Museum here in London. We're gonna take you back to the U. S. And what many believe was the highlight of Joe Biden's inauguration. The performance of a 22 year old African American poet Amanda Gorman. One day comes, we asked ourselves Where can we find light in this? Never ending shade? The loss. We carry a C. We must wait. We've Braved the belly of the beast We've learned that quiet isn't always piece in the norms and notions of what just is, isn't always just this. And yet the donnas hours before we knew it somehow we do it. Somehow we've weathered and witnessed A nation that isn't broken, but simply unfinished. We, the successors of a country and the time were a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother conundrum of becoming president on Lee to find herself reciting for one Well, the BBC's Razia Iqbal has been speaking to Amanda Gorman. How did she find out? The new president wanted her to read a poem at his inauguration..

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"The facility and had to be disassembled freighter to the Congo taken out over that miserable excuse for what's left of a road. And assembled in a location is remote and hostile. It was my job and I believed in. And I wanted to see it happen. Jane asks you to do something. You're not gonna off and say. PROJECTOR. Heck now so you and Rodney mcallister remain friends to this day. How much flack did you catch for partnering with an Oil Company? And and why do you think it's important to work with people who you may not agree with in in very profound ways? Well first off. It wasn't CONACO Phillips back. Then it's changed back then. CONACO was the most environmentally friendly oil company. Probably ever I mean I can't go into tool now, but when I I was offered held by them to set up a sanctuary. I thought through very carefully and I thought well one. I've really learned about Conaco what they're doing. And how they exploring is having the minimal impact on the environment, and secondly I'm flying I'm driving. I'm actually paying money for their products. So how hypocritical to say well. You're really trying to do good, but you're not. All companies are not going to take your money, and therefore the school suffer it. It was just a critical. And still if you can join a company that's trying to do it right. And help them to do better. That's a really good thing to do on the other hand to take money from a company that is really bad company, not trying to make any improvement. That's not a good thing to do. And what they ended up doing was truly helpful, right, I mean. They created a wonderful reserve for the for these chimpanzees. To Sanctuary, they built these buildings, and they had good relationship obviously with the government, so that was really my introduction to the. To the President and Minister of Environment. And Education actually in Congo Brazzaville, which was incredibly helpful as the as went on on Icho left because they didn't find viable oil there. And, so we had a big struggle to keep its component a sanctuary, we still you know always trying to raise money about one hundred and seventy chimps their now because of the Bush meat trade.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on Mostly Lit Podcast

Mostly Lit Podcast

13:57 min | 2 years ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on Mostly Lit Podcast

"This is mostly a section where we just gone them make you we discuss e. Jj here. Thank you so much for staying about all say. This is why your head so. Can we get an in-depth intrigues intrigues. You didn't mention no physical how you didn't mention your purchase expecting all of that yeah like stuff so so yeah. I've kind of been long. you've just like. Ryan poetry accidentally write poetry then accidentally. He's doing open mics than people liking it then realizing now oh okay like more people and starting a blog in and I remember the first time I got paid read. I'll get money on this like I did a I did a show while I was like the feature dance show interestingly enough decided was as well as fast as well as fair and they paid me fifty pounds a fifteen minute kick and I was your man is killing fifteen minutes ought gang gang kidding yeah and then like I actually realized that I absolutely love this thing and I was like ridiculously passionate about an I would go to shows like five nights a week and wherever I was like features or whatever it was just a hair people's poems like I still do that as much of the kind now 'cause I just love it and then just kind of moving forwards and stuff self publishing and eventually my novel was published a couple of years ago eventually came to Moscow from Moscow had his own interesting. It's ration- so Moscow is is a book that Explores Masculinity aimed predominantly like her younger audience but expose masculinity across different cultural and historical political perspectives so not just looking removed from the structure of society actually like what informs us. It's an all masculine and also how different versions of masculinity have existed throughout time and across coaches as well and how I came about the idea interestingly enough it was inspired by few chocolate those of you who knows future yeah like a rapper kool future who is he's known as the King of toxic masculinity because only raps about is like just the drugs and sex and misogyny and stuff. He's extremely any popular validates ramming about bought some mosque off. I remember it came out. Maybe what what we talked about two thousand sixteen seventy something like that and I remember hearing it and I have this thing where if I hear a song listen to repeat again and again and again I'd have to analyze the song and I was really interested in his production so it's got a ridiculously like rhythmic catchy flew to off of what I know. You didn't get it because your salad but like I let you go. I'm actually learn how to play the flute. I WANNA learn it within a week at our next week or the Butler and check in talk. So I'm practicing hard. I remember the song it's a repeat again and I was like there's just something about the song and I couldn't figure out what soft elicit for few months I went and googled it googled you would like the WHO produced it where SOM- who was from and I found out that song who was taken from originally from a song by Tommy Butler which it was a song called prison song and essentially a civil rights song written for the play Selma which talks about police brutality talks about civil rights talks about how human rights and justice and so forth and that just sparked the idea for the thinking about you know if you're looking at nine sixty nine seventy s perception of masculinity when he particularly Black Masculinity and how that song has existed and the transformation of those norms then to the norms that like mosque of the Song Now's house produced and the contrasting elements of that and what was done in what is now and so I put on my gosh like this is going to happen so I kind of started writing something quite random when I have dodged right around and goes an included press contacted me and said they were doing a series and if I'd be interested in publishing anything row Ryan for and they initially suggested the idea of migration and Refugees Biden talking a lot about that but liked for ages have been talking about masculine him my blog previously and poems about his pitch this idea to them and they really liked it and it was so funny 'cause obviously published not the most diverse industry so I was telling them the background to this Louis Future he's got to do the house is but you need to know but then it would be bathroom. We expect them not to know. What let we just want anyway. Yes off the spending about eighteen months. Two Years Ryan Ryan Ryan Ryan eventually came to be. It's been published tomorrow so that's yes this is Ronald Reagan got to the topics that you talk about in in it. I read that you touch on aspects of Mexican entity and love and I think that is something that we've had about and people have been talking about it with regards and we've touched upon it podcast with how men love how they love one another if they love one another and how do they show that Love uh-huh and how I guess they love women and the detriment that I guess the idea of toxic masculinity which I think people just now we have a definitional affects the idea of love but what how did you tackle in in your book. so I mean life is complicated. Anyone like doesn't understatement and the thing is is how we conceptualize love is often a reflection of Weiss informed by and the position that you're coming from so for someone like me he's coming from kind of like multicultural Diaspora Congolese Black British quote unquote European as well. Oh Western experience like the idea of love was often odds with each other so we grew up listening to Congolese Rumba one of my favorite songs the song could where this man is thinking about the love of his life you leaving on a boat to go to another country so Congo is divided by a river that separates Congo Kinshasa in Congo Brazzaville and he's basically pleading to the boat to bring back the love of his life. So that's the kind of songs ah I heard growing up and that's like we heard stories of you know families who are separated because of because of the war essentially and they they waited five years ten years to be together you know and then we're reunited and someone indicate possible back and then they would travel from country to country to country to country to come here and be a family like just contrasting air versus like twice while Swipe left f you know and the modern experience and not not to say one is more noble than the article I don't WanNa moralize it by just in case about honesty be an openness and vulnerability as well and it's interesting because I think we give like we have this thing about the romanticize anticipation of love and it's perceived in Heaven Eternal value like love is supposed to be forever and sometimes thing can thinks listen still beloved but not be forever and sometimes anatomy nine intimate way by not in terms of like friends intensive family mean tons of like Mel non sexual intimacy is what I think is a way to have that conversation because I wanNA talk about love. I really do talk about the importance of non sexual intimacy between men comment hugging and holding each other. I that kind of thing in this yeah I think with regards to that intimacy aspect. I don't know if anybody would agree with me but definitely when I was younger. Seeing young men hugging was something that I didn't see much much at all. I don't remember seeing like schools or anything. I think it's it's different now. Yes very have we reached that goal in which that type of intimacy is not even something to think about and I think I think for me. It's it's more save with regards to the culture and even within the culture where where where are you place a middle-class black man or are you living in Wolfenstein. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah I come from is perfectly normal to mentor dentistry holding especially back home so even here I arrive at is even even having like Tottenham was basically Congo central for them. You'll be lucky if you hear English who work. We're heading on so many families belief before like I used to go down as a kid and sometimes I'll be out there. My uncle's family like you'd hold hands because that's what that's what he did was normal but imagine I fall in your old boy. I'm from compound 'cause that's. Why did you see your uncle. Oh now he's above plays okay on cocoa and then you're talking to you and he's just like like so starts off with a handshake handshake will switch to grips which is right for Faye like the no no more hand to shake it goes from that to like holding side by side so you like Raleigh and it's like there's only so long you can hold this. Everyone's watching election but then it just becomes just now holding hands right and then you're not walking down the street holding hands and now everyone's looking slack back really hyper win hyper conscious and stuff and you kind of like grow out of that but then you you back and you think about the expectations and influence -fluenced impact that that would have had an nowadays where it's like okay. I understand that there are certain things that I'm comfortable with Huggy. Boy is forever quite touchy some some Bob for walking down the street hands go back. Sometimes you outgrew right right so with regards to Moscow. You said that is and whilst everybody can read it. You do kind of tailor it to younger younger boys right. How are these young men supposed to grow winter their masculinity so it's healthy themselves for those around them bar with regards to the ripen misogyny and on the just shandor in thing they just needed examples like they just need a sample of people who they relate to people pool in a local community Manina local community who notch don't do this Lacayo member. I it was for me like I remember the old older guys that I grew up with so I read. Bell Hooks is we who which is a book on on mascot any we will cool and was one we'll to change so you said that the legend I moved to change and originally a teenager and how came about a book it was because I used to go to community means and see older men or wherever wherever and I know you call. You'll move him out. Did you can't do this. I read this man. You need to change the way you say okay so here's this guy who I consider to be like masculine right telling me that desiring desiring multiple women isn't the healthiest isn't a healthy full mask. Anita online and I'm not okay to question you know and I just think we need to pass on this is on pools and how can we such a bigger audience made. Those connections especially with social media more connected like the communities. Are you know other field as much as the big gap between like someone in their teenage is someone in their twenty s and so forth I mean we actually into the fame music enough the same clothes yeah it's just about shown as in giving people as many options and possibilities of a tiny as possible and then empowering people people to create their own versions of skinny and not just boys as well by having Meskini infamous for both boys and girls and however your your gender manifest finished read important thing is understanding. That is our guest not so much pigeonhole laying. This is how someone somebody's supposed to behave if they're masculine and this is how I behave feminine. It's you can be any on the spectrum and it's absolutely and that's how it used to be like colonialism but you know and patriarch. It's so where you say because and capitalism yeah.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio

Black Agenda Radio

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on Black Agenda Radio

"That was not the finest hour of the ACP, nor was it, the finest hour of Ralph bunch of Walter white to put it mildly. But as you know, in this book, I'm not only dealing with Africa. I'm dealing with the whole sub-region, I'm dealing with the Muslim be in Zimbabwe and Swaziland soup to the Lowery and, and Golda and Namibia, and even as far north as the Congo Brazzaville in Congo can Shasha Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And once again, it was not the finest hour for certain elements in black America when, in the nineteen seventies when the Cuban troops intervened in Angola to beat back, a South African invasion in parts, eight invasion that bid fair to four and Golan independence. Interestingly enough, you might recall that, at that particular moment, China under the leadership of melts there. Deng had a bone to pick, shall we say with Moscow since Moscow was backing the Cubans the Chinese communist party felt that it should be against the Cubans and therefore in bed with the Park Lane, South Africa. And with Washington US imperialism, and you had a number of black nationalist at that particular moment, or pro China and I'm afraid to say that they stood against the Cuban intervention in southern Africa at this very dangerous and Pearl moment in the history of the African fight back against colonialism. They formed themselves on the wrong side of history, which was even more erotic when you consider that a significant percentage of people of African descent, and north of miracle Arvin golden discern. That's one of the many reasons why the leading prison and Zana's called and Golden State prison, by the way, and any case that particular moment was not the finest hour, or some of our shall we? Say like national sprint in thinking about it and also thinking about the fact that just last year I published this book facing the rising sun African Americans Japan and the rise of afro Asian solidarity, I think to be charitable. Perhaps they thought that the rise of Maoist, China in the nineteen seventies with somehow a replay of the rods of Tokyo and the nineteen thirties the nineteen forties that's being overly charitable because there's no evidence in the records, these people even knew about the relationship between black nozzle Japan. I'm nineteen thirties and nineteen forties. But that's once charitable explanation of what has to be one of the most boneheaded and disastrous political positions of any black Americans in the history of our sojourn in the wilderness of North America. It must be said here, of course, that the African liberation support committee, and others in black America stood by. By the N, P, L, A, N, N Gola and the freedom fighters in Guinea-Bissau in Mozambique, and, of course, in South Africa. Well, that's true. But as no. AOL SC, the African liberation support them, and ultimately did split up precisely on this question..

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on FT Alphachat

FT Alphachat

04:04 min | 2 years ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on FT Alphachat

"But sometimes they haven't been successful in part because they require the cooperation of the state, that's recovering the assets. And frankly, sometimes the ruling elites are all interconnected. So even if you've had a change in administration there still a little wary of well, maybe we don't wanna go all the way down that route the vulture funds don't have that conflict of interest, so to speak, and so they have the sort of pure interest in finding the money and therefore uncover corruption the performer a role a little bit like shortsellers in stock markets, which they also do not have the purest of interest, right? The have an incentive to make sure that the company looks bad. And the things are uncovered that also often causes them or dry. Them to uncover very interesting and unsavory things about companies. Sure. Absolutely. I mean, I think the trick is then to see if there are other ways in which this could be done that don't strengthen the Volterra funds of selves. Right. I mean, that's because 'cause aiming one one thing that you could say, and, you know, this is something that actually has been said, I don't how seriously by people just looking at the asset recovery side and frustrated with the lack of success in global asset recovery regime, will maybe we should just do something like a private attorney general type thing where where you basically deputize a private actor to try to do something that is arguably a public function and the problem with that is that it's building a proposal on the asset recovery side, which about proposal arguably on a really problematic sovereign debt restructuring foundation, right? And so building that that proposal on one side is arguing strengthened the set of restructuring problems that we're trying to deal with on the sovereign debt side. So you kind of have to I think look at both sides sign. Mulvaney, ously, right? The two sides of the transnational flows of capital. Do you see the structure that we're talking about where you've got assets of the state, and then you've got assets of people who've declared themselves to be the state see going after the assets of the Madero family being part of this restructuring that we're talking about with Venezuela. Sure. I mean to the extent that you have hold outs incredibly active, right? I would certainly think that some of them are going to take the playbook that they've taken in a couple other cases. And I'm thinking here of of Congo Brazzaville and also of Argentina, which is sort of a less disgust aspect of the many many pages of Argentina, litigation so taking this playbook of trying to go after these ostensibly personal, but actually public assets, and you know, translating that potentially into the into the Venezuela context right to the extent that there has been a lot of corruption which everyone seems to agree. There has been this could be another place where they're gonna look for assets. So. So in your your most recent paper, you you discuss the notion that we're in this heyday of ultra funds, and you know, the larger problem here is the fact that there isn't really a standardized process to kind of handle, sovereign bankruptcies. So in this scenario where we can see, you know, value, perhaps of culture funds. Do you think that's kind of delaying the process to come up with a more credible and standardized process to deal with restructurings going forward? I don't think the the possible benefit from vulture funds is still I mean, there are a range of reasons that people are not going after a sovereign bankruptcy regime. I'm hoping that that eventually changes if not a full fledged, you know, all the bells and whistles sovereign bankruptcy regimes. Some kind of, you know, effort heading in that direction to put in place, for example, a global stop to this kind of holdout creditor, litigation, right? You could do kind of certain sub mechanisms along those lines. But you know, I mean, I think that ideal. Want to move in that direction in part to deal with the vulture fund litigation? Now, it's not that frequent though, it seems I mean looking at the Venezuela situation. Maybe it will start becoming more frequent given the success of the Argentina example. But even if it's not that frequent I think it's a problem because when it happens it can severely delay the success of the restructuring it can disincentivize other creditors from participating in restructuring..

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Yumbi a ghost city following DR Congo inter-communal violence

UN News

06:26 min | 2 years ago

Yumbi a ghost city following DR Congo inter-communal violence

"This is fucking Menendez for UN news, you'd be in the western Democratic Republic of Congo or DRC we sample so go city in the aftermath of days long massacred last month, which left at least five hundred thirty five victims discovered by you when investigators in communal burial sites. That's according to Florence Marshall spokesperson for the UN mission in the country Manisco in an interview with UN news on Wednesday. She described how the brutal inter-ethnic killings were carried out in a very organized manner with many houses and public buildings. Also this -joyed during the violence between new and but Sunday community members that was sparked by a dispute over a local chiefs borough. She told us calcium, but although the area is now calm conditions remained tense and much of the local population has fled across the Congo. River into neighboring Republic of the Congo. Between sixteen and eighteen some last June two thousand eighteen and you'll be district for villages where attach it was. There was only a for I- tension between two communities, but in the in the new living in our area, we should located west tunnel after of further Democratic Republic of the Congo in denial nine only province along the Congo river. So it was a vitamin plus it aq- between two communities during three days between the sixteen and eighteen of December. And it's resenting the cheating for hundreds of people and last month your face of the U N High Commissioner for human rights reported that eight hundred nine hundred people were killing these clashes. Do we have more precise figures on the number of people killed in wondered in this clashes? Yes, you win. In teaming and just what's on from an investigating mission in they spend nine in in other to investigates on visa allegation of interacting violence, and according to the print, Lena re report the attack and violence resulted in the death of cheese five hundred and forty five men women and children and one hundred eleven injured we could have no victims, but in nine hundred it was what they were able to to work on and to enter document in. I would say they ever own missile g again, the death toll could be are your van when vase, but at least five hundred forty five people, and we have any information about who committed these crimes have this killings being. Imitated or organized again curving through the investigation of the human rights in the the attack well organize and conduct in a very organized manner and were most likely plan, and we have even elements, but indicate that the planning study at least at the beginning of the nuns of Sumba, maybe even before and the attacks were extremely violent and fast leaving little trying. So the corporation for free. So it's an what was the tweeter was developed y'all of one of the shift, which you name, and that was supposed to take place in new meaning and community. Against the girl and flows freely. The tweeter of the divine dance between the two communities. You went to be less Friday. And what could you tell us about the state of the city and population who remained there? It's very much filling because it's it's really nice Augusta pity. We ever the commended almost one thousand hours of been destroyed so focusing shelties seven schools five and cental, the editor Holly commission building was Detroit. And you know, it's maybe we recruit Vic with meat. I would say one hundred people maybe three hundred people, and and that's no more because all people fled the own and most of van crossed the border and the in the two one to find shelter. On the other side of the Congo river in Congo Brazzaville, do the current condition alo- a return of the population. In the pubic territory, it's what's really focusing on. The concrete security foster has been betrayal underground both prison yards. Of course, they have the primary responsibility for the security of of the tone situation is can at the moment. But it's. My tense, but what needs to be done it. I want to take some major tool to promote the reconciliation between the communities and to and to rebuild the sit-in in front of the and with Kuhn's seventeenth crews were destroyed, and when we were in less wider, keep on told us, okay that one really now symbolic just a an would be to contribute to the building of a new Skoula as soon as possible in more to enable the children from both communities to go back to cooling fat as we speak condition. I'm not in place for so going back to a normal life. And unfortunately, it will take time on the under Justice. Would it be an involuntary -ment of of the reconciliation program? And because it's this should be no impunity toward to the only crime.

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Yumbi a ghost city following DR Congo inter-communal violence

UN News

06:26 min | 2 years ago

Yumbi a ghost city following DR Congo inter-communal violence

"This is fucking Menendez for UN news, you'd be in the western Democratic Republic of Congo or DRC we sample so go city in the aftermath of days long massacred last month, which left at least five hundred thirty five victims this covered by you when investigators in communal burial sites. That's according to Laurent Marshall spokesperson for the UN mission in the country Manisco in an interview with your news on Wednesday. She described how the brutal inter-ethnic killings were carried out in a very organized manner with many houses and public buildings. Also this -joyed during the violence between banana, and but Sunday community members that was sparked by a dispute over a local chiefs borough she told Moscow slim, but although the area is now calm conditions remained tense and much of the local population has fled across the Congo. River into neighboring Republic of the Congo. Between sixteen and eighteen December last June two thousand eighteen and you'll be district for villages were attach. It was. There was only a for I- tension between two communities, but in the in the new living in our area, we should located west tunnel. Pastor of further democratic people of the Congo in the Miami might only province along the Congo river. So it was a vitamin plus it a cure between two communities doing free days between the fifteen and eighteen of December. And it's resented in the chilling for hundreds of people and last month your face of the U N High Commissioner for human rights reported that eight hundred nine hundred people were killing this clashes. Do we have more precise figures on the number of people killed in wanted in this clashes? Yes, you win. In team and just what's on from a Menzies tailgating mission in very very spending nine in in other to investigate on visa allegation of interacting violence, and according to the print leniently report the attack and violence resulted in the death of achieve five hundred and forty five men women and children and one hundred eleven injured we could have no victims. But in nine days, it was what they were able to to work on and to enter the achievement in a I would say they have own necessary. Again, the death toll could be are your van when vase, but at least five hundred and forty five people, and we have any information about who committed these crimes and have these killings being. Imitated or organized again curving through the investigation of the human might seen the the attack well organize and conduct in a very organized manner and were most likely plan, and we have even elements, but indicate that the planning study at least at the beginning of the nuns of samba, maybe even before and the attacks were extremely violent and fast leaving little time for the corporation for free. So it's an what was the tweeter was the Bill of one of the shift, which you name, and that was supposed to take place in Yaounde and when community was against the girl and flows freely. The tweeter of the divine guidance between the two communities you went to ugm be less Friday. And what could you? Tell us about the state of the city and the population who remained there. It's a very fitting because it's it's really a little Kleiser Augusta. We have demented that almost one thousand miles of been destroyed and so focusing Chelsea's seven schools five and cental the editor Hollick commission building was destroyed. And you know, it's ninety we recruit Vic with me. I would say one hundred people maybe two hundred people, and and that no more because all people fled the phone and most of them are crossed the border and the in one to find shelter on the other side of the Congo river in Congo-Brazzaville do the current condition. Alot the return of the relation in the territory. It's what's. We focus on a on the concrete security for has been Detroit on on the ground both prison yard near on. Of course, they have the primary responsibility for the security of of the tone situation is can at the moment, but it's still tense. But what needs to be done it? I want to take some major tool to promote the reconciliation between the communities and to and to reveal the tinian hundred and seventeen schools were destroyed. And when we we wear in Sweden, keep on told us, okay that one really knows symbolic just a an would be contribute to the building of new schooler as soon as civil innovates to. They were children from both communities to go back to cooling such as we speak condition. I'm not in place for for going back to a normal life. Unfortunately, it will take time and the under the Justice will be an entertainment of of the reconciliation program. And because it's there should be no impunity toward to the early. Bill crime.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Tired shifts hero. A similar formula? Because it's been a long time. So they're filling them that schilling them from Kasumi. Now 'til CEO. My God God is walking. Much has been made of the great successes being in tackling people smuggling in this area, but some traffickers determined to carry on, and I've come to meet one of those on the very outskirts of the town and a gusty neighborhood. Piscopo Queen Abraham she's not his real name his face partially concealed by a hood tells me that since the crackdown. He's been forced to take lead and dangerous back routes through the desert. Some strewn with mines to avoid police patrols as a result. The trip to Libya now cost migrants twice as much. What would have to happen to persuade you to stop your involvement in this trade? If they give us money, then we will definitely talk for two years. Now, they have been promising to give it to us. But we haven't seen anything yet. That is why we have to go back to work. We can't penalize a local association representing many of the region six thousand x people smugglers claims that only a small fraction of them have received promised e you in juice moments to stop and many like Abraham at now going back to trafficking, and it seems they won't be short of custom take thirty four year old man sofi from Congo Brazzaville convinced that she's nothing left to lose. A man is undeterred by the terrible risks ahead. Seizure continuity, are they say if I had to sit in Congo. I would have killed myself because I had no family there and no money to leave on. So even if I'm going today, I would rather my corpse was somewhere else then in my own country novel almond Sophie from Congo Brazzaville ending that report from nesia by the BBC's, Mike Thompson. Mike Thompson.

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News in Brief 4 January 2019

UN News

03:59 min | 2 years ago

News in Brief 4 January 2019

"This is the news in brief from the United Nations the post-election environment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. DRC is calm, but tense as the country waits for the results of last Sunday's presidential poll, the UN human rights office. OH Chr said on Friday amid reports that journalists and opposition political candidates have been intimidated and access to the internet has been blocked. OH HR spokesperson Ravina Chamdo Sanni warned that efforts to silence dissent could backfire. What Michalik have told me? And they have observed is that the situation remains calm, but very tense ahead of the announcement of the results of the elections. There are preliminary reports of some pockets of violence and people being injured this being a very sensitive as I said, very tense period. We are concerned that these efforts to silence dissent could backfire considerably. When the results are announced, and we are watching carefully, and we are calling on all sides to refrain. From the use of violence. The result of the DRC poll, which featured twenty one candidates is due to be announced this Sunday, although the electoral commission said that this may be pushed back the election will decide these successor to President Joseph Kabila who came to power in two thousand and one after the previous incumbent, his father Laurent was assassinated in the aftermath of a civil war involving numerous armed militias staying with the DRC region. Some sixteen thousand people have arrived in neighboring Republic of the Congo. Also known as Congo Brazzaville after fleeing deadly into communist clashes Android Mahachi from the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday in Geneva that ultra stabilities flared up again at the end of last month between two communities in Yhombi mind on the province in western DRC. People are in dire need of basic assistance. Mr. Mahachi said adding that those fleeing DRC spike of attacks that left homes burned and people killed. This influx. In a matter of day is a major event it's a major influx for Congo-Brazzaville anyth- requires substantial response as I said the area of the Congo browser where these people are is very moat. It's not easy to reach. So we right now together with other agencies, including the world could program deploying teams to these areas distributing the relief items, including food and shelter materials and other basic items, and this has been going on since the twenty nine of the Cimber, according to UNHCR, this is the largest influx of refugees in over a decade since one hundred and thirty thousand people were forced to seek shelter amid ethnic clashes and Dale sees Fulmer Ecuador province in two thousand nine and finally criminal trial in Saudi Arabia of individuals suspected of involvement in the killing of Jamal. Khashoggi does not meet the requirements of an independent and international probe requested by the UN human rights chief Michelle Basch, let her office. Said on Friday. According to reports eleven defendants went on trial in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Thursday. Five suspects face the death penalty, if convicted of the murder of Mr. casual g who was a critic of the kingdom and has not been seen since he visited his country's consulate in Istanbul on the second of October. Here's Ravina Shamtou Sanni from the office of the High Commissioner for human rights OH Chr, we as you know, have been pressing for Justice in the kashogi case for months now and we've been calling for an investigation independent investigation with international involvement. And this has not happened yet Chamdo Sanni confirmed that the high Commissioner's office has spoken several times to the Saudi authorities about the case the spokesperson also underlined that the UN office was against the imposition of the death penalty in all circumstances. And that it had no representation in the Gulf kingdom to assess the trial. Daniel Johnson UN news.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

07:02 min | 2 years ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"I'll add to those. I wanted to give a concrete example. So with as a country gets overindebted, it typically has gone to the Paris Club is I mentioned earlier that China has has. Has not accepted the invitation to be in the Paris Club. So it's the biggest creditor, and I'll mention one specific country Congo Brazzaville. The has in recent years borrowed way too much money much of it was borrowed from China. The problem is that other countries can't then Lind or or or even make private-sector certainly doesn't want to invest into Congo Brazzaville while there's this overhang of China's debt, but China won't say how much it thinks it's owed and the country itself. Also, doesn't know the terms and isn't able to say how much it towed and further China doesn't have a process to reschedule or to forgive that debt as as secretary sell us was saying that there's there's not the the the developed countries have a technique for when a country really has failed to to forgive that debt and let the country start to rebuild China has rejected that as a as a process. Yes, sir center. Well, so this is. In the second panel. Siegel in in her prepared. Testimony noted China's reluctance to participate in certain international arrangements. The Paris Club in particular. And on the Paris Club website, China's listed as an ad hoc participant, not a permanent member. So for those who may not be familiar with it. What is the Paris Club? Why does it matter? And what explains Chinese reluctance to become an official member of the Paris Club. Yes, sir. Well, I'll I'll use. I myself have not been to the Paris Club though. I know some about it from my previous standard treasury and now my current stint. It's under my purview. It is a group of creditors that meets in Paris of official creditors. So that would be for example, the export import kinds of banks around the world, the the military lending that goes that goes on and other forms of official credit. So they sit down when a country has failed. It's almost like in my very late terms. It's almost like a bankruptcy process where a country is is unable to pay. Then the creditors get together and think about what to do. And oftentimes that means extending the terms of loans or actually organizing the forgiveness of debt. So as an ad hoc member China was invited. And this has been going on for. For several years predates the current administration. They they sit in the same room with other creditors. They listen to the disclosure of data almost feel like you could go and sit in a bankruptcy proceeding in here, everybody else's debt. But you don't tell the group what your what you are owned by that. By that company treasury undersecretary for international affairs, and so the the the country then. Works with the creditors China. Here's the information. So what's been done in recent meetings? These they meet monthly so in recent meetings, the rest of the world has asked China to step out of the room. When when certain debts are discussed because China by not participating is needs to be excluded from the group, and we're now at the point where we've we the US have suggested to the other participants in the Paris Club that China not be invited to future meetings. If it's not going to participate in a given a given discussion. So it's it's a disclosure issue where they could be playing a constructive role in the world, though, the biggest creditor in many countries, and they should be doing this, but have declined. Just very briefly this this subcommittee hearings on multilateral economic institutions and US foreign policy once again. So many of the challenges in concerns that many of us vocalized with respect to China in its predatory economic practices are shared by our g seven partners by g twenty member countries. And I would like your thoughts. Give us a letter grade or your qualitative assessment of how the United States is doing on a multilateral basis and working with other countries to address these concerns, and these predatory practices subcommittee chair. Todd young. You know, I'll give us a B, plus or minus and the reason for that. While there's a lot of criticism of the US for trying to stop international activity. The reality is we the Trump administration, but the US government as a whole is a is a leader in almost all of the international organizations that are going on leading in a direction of more freedom of higher per capita income's better economic growth and the way to do that doesn't mean that we want the organizations to spend more money. In fact, one of the things that I've tried to get us to do is have these multilateral bodies. Have a lot fewer meetings and less talk and more action within them and we've been somewhat successful in the in the g twenty in in the. In the OCD framework and in other frameworks in scaling back their works dreams. I mentioned the Financial Stability Board FSB early in my remarks. Thank you. I'm going to give Senator Merkley allow him to close out this panel. And thank you. Jeff merkley. He's the ranking democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee yesterday and C span radio WCS PFM Washington. So I was reading that the World Bank has some sixty billion of projects in China. And I was thinking about that as I've seen China evolve. From my first trip there an economy based on bicycles to another trip with a few more ring roads around Beijing..

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

09:43 min | 3 years ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Updating the social media app Snapchat? I think I looked like Shirakawa. He tells me authorized actively before bursting into laughter at his own cheek and comparing himself to the movie superstar as the car was sitting in approaches the outskirts of Kosor the smooth tarmac gives way to potholes and dirt tracks early fall silent. Although he returns every month to visit his parents and two brothers. Coming home is always emotional for him because of a history of violence. The abuse began when he was twelve on his way to school. He was forced into a car by gang of men led by the son of a local landowner. They drugged him raped him and filmed the attack threatening to sue the video to his family if you did not comply. Shame is a powerful motivator the abuse. And intimidation went on for three years before early fled to Lahore. He was fifteen in two thousand fifteen two years after he ran away. It emerged that he had not been the only victim. A Pakistani newspaper reported that this guy had assaulted more than two hundred eighty children selling the videos and extorting money from victims. It was one of Pakistan's biggest and most notorious child abuse scandals the world's media descended politicians promised to fund trauma, counseling and education for the children affected. Most of whom were very poor. Three years later. They're still waiting. As we rive in Kosovo early has a change of heart. We won't go to his family house after all usually he times his visit. So he arrives in the dead of night when no one can see him. But today, it's still broad daylight. And he's nervous. His attackers are still at large. They're not his only problem when he comes home. He has often tortured by his former neighbors. Instead, we pull into the expensive property of the only local landowner who supported the young victims and their fight for Justice, lush, Greenfield's, growing wheat onion and sugarcane stretch out as far as the I can see in this secluded spot early. Feels safe. We it's a plastic table with a brimming bowl of oranges and bananas from the farm. Choose on fresh sugarcane sucking, the sap and spitting out the husk as he explains how he and the other victims have been abandoned the counseling. Never emerged noted the school phase. This is a futile area of Pakistan where political connections and money, everything the perpetrators own land and the linked to local government. It was not difficult for them to bribe their way out of custody in the underfunded local police department while the case languished in Pakistan's dysfunctional courts far away in Lahore, Pakistan Justice is not for poor people says Ali, his voice flat. When the scandal broke early spoke to police and to the media, he hoped to shake off, the stigma and so-called dishonor that come with being raped. He wanted to help others. But instead he has been penalized Kosor is tattooed across my face. And everyone knows my shame. He says when I come home people laugh at me, and I get into fights. I get arrested while my attackers walk free. Kosor has recently been back in the headlines following a series of child murders. These killings were not linked to the gang that ruined his life. But he sees a continuity in the polices title failure to act. The starting position is always to blame. The victim. Since leaving home. Elliot's grown a beard in the hope that people went recognize him from the photographs that appeared in the media back in twenty fifteen here's remodeling himself and trying to build a new life. Is we finished talking? He wipes the tears from his eyes and whips out his phone. He wants to update Snapchat. He photographs the head of buffalo walking past us to the watering hole. Then stands next to me for a selfie. He puts the phone back in his pocket and gestures at the densely green rolling fields. It's a beautiful place. He says, but it's been taken away from us the victims. Sameera shackle. You're listening to from our own correspondent here on the BBC World Service. I'm PASCAL harder. Now, there was a man I used to chat with most days when I lived in Congo Brazzaville. He was the security guard where I lived, and he was painfully shy. But over a cigarette he was a bit more jazzy he was low paid. And yet he told me that he spent much of his wages on skin lightening creams. They did lighten his skin, but they also created baggy pouches on his face lumpy growth and thousands of small black moles. Didn't he know these creams were dangerous for his health? I asked as I smoked he explained to me how this was an investment with lighter skin. He would be respected by his wife and his friends, and he would get higher paid work. And the thing is I think he might have been right across Africa during the colonial period foreign powers built schools where the assumption of white supremacy was taught and made laws through which it was enshrined. Got ingrained historic insecurity is very lucrative for makers of these creams WHO study showed that seventy percent of women in Nigeria use them regularly. Some countries are taking action. It's two years since garner completely banned any products containing hydra Queen on a common danger. Ingredient Togo, South Africa, Mali and Cote. D'ivoire have also signed up to the ban. But in Uganda patients that you saw for herself how hard it is to actually stop the trade. The path is a rugged corridor between the bare brick houses of this border town we much into some cassava plot where farmers Lena danced the hose to I s curiously untended banana trees provide some cover. With crowds in the undergrowth whispering over the rumble. Over nearby reveal the stream marks the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo at important way in the shadow of the Renzo remounting. I'm embedded with a team of uniformed and plainclothed anti-smuggling officers attached to the Gonda revenue thirty the hunt down all sorts of smugglers. But their biggest headache is skin bleaching beauty products. Cosmetics are made in DRC uncivil west African countries, and they come into a staff Rica cartoon by cartoon through unmanned border crossings like this. We've had that several people have been spotted here loading cartoons into sucks and carrying them on their heads towards the river. But shortly another call comes in. We have to abandon mission. It seems there what tipped off and have turned buck. I'm Melissa disappointed that I may not be able to see any action, but that very afternoon another tip comes in. We take a path cutting across a hillside into a small forest of eucalyptus someone gives the signal a soldiers, doc and. Breaking into a trot there. There's more than one shouts one of them in Swahili one of the Congolese smugglers is surrounded his friends dropped their load and run downhill. Two of the team tried to give chase. But realize that it is futile. After all the goods have been left behind. Rivulets of sweat running down his face. He is carrying four cartoons of a product called extra clear on the Congolese side each books costs about forty dollars. But if he were to get them to the capital Kampala each would be worth over eighty dollars. He knows the cosmetics abandon Uganda. He says two years ago twenty of his cartoons Wayne pounded, but claiming that he is the breadwinner for his family that twenty five year old Congolese pleads his case he has tried many businesses, but they didn't turn out us profitable. When the unit rates one home in the region or town of say, the lady of the house does not seem in the least surprised to see the soldiers Attardo. She flatly denies hiding the goods in her house until the investigators threaten how the rest when she finally lets us in she pulls about filled to Neha busting from underneath a bed. How such is mounted and covering smallpox of acoustics in laundry basket suitcase says behind the music system and even in the family fridge. It is an industry fueled by a bottomless hunger for lighter skin, many darker skinned women aspire to a lighter complexion, a forty five year old woman near Kampala tells me that it made her feel beautiful and confident, but many are unaware of the long term side effects of using these beauty creams. It was only when has Cain started to appear flabby on sun bunt with pimples that seem to take too long to heal that she realized something was not right. Uganda's revenue authority intercept scores of consignments of this band products. Every year across the country to cargo containers full where bond in March. But since then another thirty tonnes have been impounded along that Uganda DRC border. Traders as well as smugglers know that they might be caught. When I stroll through a flea market in Kosovo say ports of the products displayed.

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"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"congo brazzaville" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The biggest arms supplier exporters in the world and stars at the music industries big night the grammy awards have one white roses as a sign of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment at the sports now with matthey morning donate we mentioned guardiola's unhappiness with the phone nobility of his manchester city plays off to the english fa cup fourth round win over cardiff city yesterday especially that because lee wrote sunday looks like he could be out for a month or more off for nasty challenge from joe venice who was booked rather than central for the tackle although he did walked from the ground later for a second bookable offence chased the city buses message sink please protect the place as only a s told the referees are on the world especially here in england protect the police please tool for the fourth round of the english fa cup later on today also on sunday in the football barcelona keeping up their winning ways in spain eleven points ahead of athletico madrid and napoli back at the top of saraya but they're lidove you've entous is only appoints that's about the only leak in europe that's really been contested at the moment check out the african football pages of the baby she sports website for the latest on the pierre emmerick obama young dortmund to arsenal transfer looks as though a deal is moving closer but it's not done quite yet and libya will take on hosts morocco in the semifinals of the african nations championship for locallybased players off to their penalty shootout quarterfinal win over the congo brazzaville last night the other semi will see nigeria take home suit dawn after the local super eagles needed extratime to beat angola on sunday i've been speaking today meteorologist a twenty bitterly this morning he admitted the game against angola had been tough for nigeria who were agriculture give them of course shooting a hot thumping game for us um we noon on will i was going to be a tough team the adding confidently goal in the tournament until domecq nigeria yesterday uh very good defensively and it was a very tough game on there for us um you look like we knew was going to be because australia the.

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