Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo

Waiting for sunrise in the Congo

The sun determines the pace in Lubumbashi, the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I have learned to schedule my days around the sunrise and sunset – 05:30 and 18:00. Electricity has become unreliable as the November presidential election nears. Power outages occur every afternoon and stretch until the next morning, if […] … learn more→

Women politicians “key to promoting rights”

Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo are struggling to recruit women into their ranks to run for parliament, despite a legal requirement to do so and a belief that greater numbers of female parliamentarians are critical to advancing women’s rights. “We are going around meeting women, telling them to join our political party […] … learn more→