Congo Villagers Discover Mountain of Gold

There’s some major news coming out of the continent that almost made me drop my phone after reading it. Villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have discovered a mountain full of gold. Viral videos circulating the internet show the villagers digging in the mountain and taking the soil back to their homes to wash…

Cobalt Child Labor

If you’ve been following this blog, then you’ve seen me highlight the ridiculous politics done on the African continent. As a Diasporan who is an advocate for global African sovereignty, it’s depressing how hell-bent many African leaders are in setting back our progress. One issue that infuriates me to no end is the child labor…

Militant Group Frees Inmates in DR Congo

What better way to celebrate one of the most frustrating election seasons, at least in my lifetime, then by reporting on news happening in other countries. The following information comes from the DW. An armed militia is responsible for freeing 1,300 inmates from the Kangbayi Central Prison in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo. Modeste Bakwanamaha,…

Introducing Congo’s Rechargeable Iron…

There’s a new invention coming out of the Democratic Republic of Congo that I had to spotlight. The following information is from Africa News. 23-year-old Baraka Safari Elie has invented the first rechargeable iron in the DRC. Taking up to 8 months for trials, this iron can conserve energy for up to 3 hours. Elie’s…

Bronx Zoo “Apologizes” For Keeping African Man in a Cage

Empty apologies are being handed out left and right nowadays, especially those that pertain to race relations. The following information comes from the Atlanta Black Star. A zoo in The Bronx, New York, The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has apologized for keeping an African man in a “monkey house.” Ota Benga, a member of the Mbuti…

Congolese Minster Demands Reparations From Belgium

There’s some interesting news coming out of the Democratic Republic of Congo that I had to share. The following information is from Yeni Şafak. Following the supposed-apology from Belgium’s King Philippe for their colonization of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Minister Andre Lite of Human Rights is demanding reparations for the country’s victims. The minister…

DR Congo Election Shut Down

Greetings Everyone, I came across some troubling news earlier, and I had to share this information with you all. The following comes out of Aljazeera.com. The presidential race between Felix Tshiskedi and Marin Fayulu has reached a halt due to allegations of corruption. According to reports, the race in the Democratic Republic of Congo has…