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May 25th, 2012

Online Gallery: I Speak of Congo

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Nasololi Na Congo Kinshasa/I Speak of Congo

HEAL Africa is pleased to announce the launch of, which intends to broaden the conversation taking place about the Democratic Republic of Congo. Too often, the country is portrayed in the mainstream western media as a country of victims and perpetrators.  This oversimplification masks the beauty, depth, and complexity of the vast and diverse country, its history, and its citizens.

Through in-depth interviews and portrait style photography, the all-Congolese staff of the HEAL Africa media team have captured a broad cross-section of society – military men, mothers, cobblers, shop keepers, tailors, farmers, and more – and given us a window into these individuals’ thoughts and perspectives on life in DR Congo, the on-going conflict there, and their hopes and dreams for their country and future.

You are invited to browse through the gallery and to return regularly to see more interviews and stories.  New content will be posted regularly with the hope that each story you read about and each person you meet in these interviews will help to expand your knowledge and understanding of the Congolese people.

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  1. on May 26th, 2012 at 8:41 am

    The first line of the “Civilization” song, from 1947, was
    “Bongo, Bongo, Bongo, I Don’t Want to Leave the Congo.”

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