Category On The News

Fally Ipupa, Youssoupha & Sexion D’Assaut winners at TUMA 2013

The winners of the first Trace Urban Music Awards (TUMA) 2013 have finally been revealed! And to that, the DRC has plenty of cause for celebration! Read more…

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Hot topics: Jayoncé’s havana mayhem & then some…

There are days when the media bombards us with eyebrow-raising, side-eye grabbing news, when other things which are happening in the world of greater importance go unnoticed. Today was one of those days. At least, it is good to learn something new in the process. Read more…

OPINIONS THAT MATTER: Kambale Musavuli on Congo

This is going to be a long post coming from a place of love and urgency needed for our people on the ground. Lots of calls were made to folks on the ground and policy makers here in the USA. We are very clear that change will come from the inside so it is really […]

The K in Con-y: A Congolese insult

Invisible Children uses the storytelling pattern developed by Public Policy lecturer Marshall Ganz (PhD). It has three categories: the story of self (the co-founder’s experiences which led him to set up the NGO), the story of us (how the viewer is connected in the global issue and the unity we must take to catch the villain), and the story of now (the viewer as the hero). There is something wrong here! This is not by any means a contest of villains nor about which country has accumulated the most dead bodies and should weep the most or be the most angered about the attrocities commited by Joseph Kony. It is a critical overview of #kony2012 from a Congolese perspective. Read more…..

CRACK IS WACK & The Demons That Were…

It was “cheap” she proclaimed. Whitney Houston’s struggle with illegal substances was well documented by the media. Her addiction to drugs and desperate plea left me feeling unsettled at the best of times. Whenever she would make a public appearance, which had become short and far between in the passed ten years; be it at an award […]

Occupy London Stock Exchange (LSX)

Occupy London Stock (LSX) is part of the global Occupy movement initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters. So far,the demonstrations have taken place in some 900 cities. I went to St Paul’s to find out more…

UNWATCHABLE

The truth of the matter is that Unwatchable is very watchable in comparaison to the real life testimonies that I have heard and seen. It depicts the nature in which Masika had been savagely raped along with her two daughters, her husband mutilated and his genitals  fed to her before he was killed  by armed […]

Amy Winehouse’s Death: A Shock, Not A Surprise.

It it undeniable that Amy Winehouse had great talent. Her death will be marked perhaps as one of the darkest days in British music history. From the Grammys, Ivor Novellos to the Brits, she was not short of awards. This is perhaps the saddest thing, that an incredible talent could not fight her demons. My homage.

RAPE ME TENDER

I believe, rape has played a critical function. It is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear. – American feminist Susan Brownmiller I have been meaning to write about this for a long time, but my emotions and the timing (exams […]

Join The Debate: Now that OBL (Osama Bin Laden) is dead, is the world a safer place?

Now that Osama is dead, is the world a safer place? Who will be getting on public transport and who will choose to get a cyclist’s license?