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Congo

DRC – Lost opportunity

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              With the fall of the Eastern bloc at the end of the 1980s, many African countries experienced a brief democratic spring. In DRC – then called Zaire – President Mobutu allowed popular consultations on the future of the country, giving people some hope of a democratic change. However,…

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DRC – Anatomy of a collapse

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  Since its creation last April, the M23 rebel movement has routed the Congolese army, with foreign support. It is no longer a secret, since the publication of UN experts’ report in early July that the M23 has received some Rwandan support. But the UN’s apathy has helped tremendously. Unless, things change radically, the Congolese…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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