Mange flyktninger fra Rwanda er blitt soldater i militsene i Øst-Kongo.

Fra Rwanda til Kongo - og tilbake

Det er 20 år siden folkemordet i Rwanda. Mange av soldatene i militsgruppene i nabolandet Kongo er flyktninger som kom fra Rwanda etter folkemordet. Andre er barn av flyktninger. Livet i militsen i Øst-Kongos skoger er hardt, og veien hjem til Rwanda kan virke stengt. Men det finnes håp. Les mer >

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Angola-dager i september: Norway and Angola - the perfect partnership? © Magnus Flacké

Angola-dager i september: Norway and Angola - the perfect partnership?

Angola er Norges klart viktigste økonomiske samarbeidspartner i Afrika sør for Sahara, og investeringene øker. Den siste uken i september arrangerer Fellesrådet for Afrika og Chr. Michelsens Institutt (CMI) seminarer og debatter om Angola og Norge i Oslo, Bergen og Stavanger.

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Nana Kofi Acquah

Nana Kofi Acquah

The French Nigerians


I deliberately left for Kinshasa with no expectations. I have friends in Accra who are from Kinshasa. I didn’t ask them questions. A lot of what I knew about the Democratic Republic of The Congo (Formerly Zaire) and popularly called Doctor Congo, was what I had been fed by the media and literature over the years. I was about to see the country for myself for the first time and I wanted to be true what I saw.

To be fair, this is a country with a very dramatic life story. Starting from the greedy, gluttonous Belgian King Leopold II who began the rape.  “The Butcher of Congo”, as he was called, killed and mutilated (chopping off heads and genitals) over 10 million Congolese during his anarchic 23 year reign. 

Dead, living, free, or in prison on the orders of the colonialists, it is not I who counts. It is the Congo, it is our people for whom independence has been transformed into a cage where we are regarded from the outside… History will one day have its say, but it will not be the history that Brussels, Paris, Washington, or the United Nations will teach, but that which they will teach in the countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets... a history of… ( Read on! )
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