The culture history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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At a University in Congo, Lessons Are Hard-Learned
By Emily Wax, Washington Post Thursday 19 June 2003. Shot at in their classrooms, robbed in their dorms, students and teachers at the Institut Superieur Pedagogique somehow keep to their studies in a school built by the U.S. government in 1970. Since the war began five years ago, classes have been canceled more than 30 times. In fighting last month, four professors were killed, more than half of the student body fled.
Monkey Business in Kinshasa Markets
By Dino Mahtani, Reuters, Washington Post, Monday 11 August 2003. As the Democratic Republic of Congo's five-year civil war winds down—and traffic on the river reopens on long stretches that were closed during the conflict—trade in bushmeat is set to increase.
Celebrating Congo's Franco: The Ties That Bind Africa
Daily Nation (Nairobi), 11 October 2003. Lingala maestro Luambo Luanzo Makiadi. His fans mark Franco's Day tomorrow. One of Africa's greatest musicians, Congolese maestro Luambo Luanzo Makiadi, Franco to many of his fans, died 14 years ago, bringing the curtain down on one of gurus of lingala band music.