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A Guide to Lubumbashi – NEW website!!

April 5, 2012

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The Kimbilio project, a centre for street children in Lubumbashi, DR Congo, is proud to launch the website www.lubumbashicongo.com!! The website acts as an information portal for the city of Lubumbashi, DR Congo’s second-largest. It is an information-rich site that delves into all the facets making up this vibrant city’s personality. Find out about the […]

Kundelungu National Park HIGHLIGHTS

April 17, 2011

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Well I’m finally able to upload something about my trip to Kundelungu National Park last weekend – internet hasn’t allowed it until now. Useless internet connection. Kundelungu is considered as the sister park to Upemba, and as you can see from the map on the left, it is located right next to Upemba. The habitat […]

Louder Together

April 12, 2011

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The Consortium for Street Children, a consortium of 60 NGOs working in over 130 countries worldwide, today launches the ‘International Day for Street Children: Louder Together’ campaign. The campaign aims to highlight the plight of street children the world over. While many countries have signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of the […]

Le Colonel…

March 30, 2011

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So there’s a guy that we work with called ‘Colonel’ Atamato. Although we tend to just call him by his name. And despite sounding Japanese, he is actually 100% Congolese. He is the conservateur principal of the Upemba National Park (our project) and works for the ICCN (Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature), […]

Jazz Club – niiiice

March 29, 2011

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Through the wonders of modern technology (blogs, twitter, mobile phones etc), I managed to meet up with a fellow Lubumbashi Brit last Friday night. His name is Ian and he has been working out here for a number of years, doing some marvellous and hugely important work at a street children charity here in Lubumbashi, […]

Chimpalicious

March 26, 2011

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I went to visit a chimpanzee sanctuary in Lubumbashi on Wednesday morning with Rob and Alan. The name of the sanctuary is JACK (Jeunes Animaux Confiscés au Katanga – Young Animals Confiscated in the Katanga Province); the owners’ children originally gave the name ‘Jack’ to the first chimpanzee that entered the centre. He unfortunately died […]

Home sweet office

March 22, 2011

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Well, I thought it was about time I showed you what our house/office looks like. Apologies for the delay but I’ve been having to deal with intermittent internet connection and power cuts! This is the Congo after all. So, let’s begin. Our office is located on Avenue de Kabalo in Lubumbashi, for any interactive map […]