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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 […]

#royalwedding

April 29, 2011

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10.00 (GMT +1): Astonishing. That’s probably the only word that I can use to describe all the hufflepuff – sorry (& thank you) Ms. Rowling but I’m giving this word a new meaning – surrounding the 2011 Royal Wedding between Prince William and Princess-to-be Kate Middleton. It’s all over the media, it’s clogging up every […]

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 […]

O bom sabor de la selva

April 4, 2011

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I’m speechless. It turns out they do drink (or sell, at least) Um Bongo in the Congo!!!! I can’t actually believe it. I really can’t. I’ve been preparing my rant for days, waiting for the final confirmation that it doesn’t exist over here. And yet, it does. Wow – amazing! Über huge congratulations (and thanks!) […]

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 […]