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February 6, 2014

The Question of International Aid

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In 2013, Alkebu Film Productions released a 34-minute documentary, Mabele na biso (Our Land), that profiles a community in the Isangi region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has staunchly refused to be controlled by international aid. Within the matrix of extraordinary initiatives organized in this region, the film focuses primarily on the […]

April 26, 2012

Who fears Yole!Africa?

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Who fears Yole!Africa?

Cultural center Yole!Africa has been preparing to launch a celebration of its 10th anniversary in Goma in July, 2012. However, on 24 April, after falling victim to 5 armed robbers – three of whom wore local police uniforms – who stole the majority of the organization’s equipment and bound and severely beat the night watchman, […]

January 2, 2012

Humanitarian Aid: what are we giving money to?

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Humanitarian Aid: what are we giving money to?

The world of humanitarian organisations is a world apart and little known. I have been living on this planet for one year. I am based in Goma, capital of North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The region is destabilised by a multilateral chronic conflict that has been lasting for years. The Non-Governmental Organizations […]

January 1, 2012

Art and Conflict

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Art and Conflict

A word from the roud table Art and Conflict of the European Meetings on intercultural dialogue. The European Meetings gather political, artistic, intellectual and cultural personalities for two days in July and have the ambition to make art be an integral part of the European politics. They are co-organised by the International Lyric Art Festival […]

December 31, 2011

Positive African images, Is not about color.

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Positive African images, Is not about color.

PHONE INTERVIEW WITH THE FILMMAKER PETNA NDALIKO KATONDOLO Q. You call yourself an artist and a social activist. What do you mean by that? A. It is all about Art for social changes. I respect art and its inventive rules. I try through my art to carry the messages of the voiceless. Many people don’t […]

December 31, 2011

Chanting ‘Yole’ and making it real

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Chanting 'Yole' and making it real

The combination of years of conflict, natural disasters, and resource-rich land that is at once a boon and a driver of violence might lead one to believe that this region of Congo is cursed. Yet setting foot on the ground here, you feel a certain fascination. Its natural characteristics make the political and humanitarian challenges […]

December 30, 2011

The founder of Yole!Africa visits Rio

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The founder of Yole!Africa visits Rio

From 17-28 march Yole!Africa founder, Petna Katondolo, was in Rio de Janeiro to participate at the WUF and visit several projects of Y!A partner Caramundo. the meeting was very successfull and possibly Petna will return around the end of the year again to give several video workshops. As I walked passed the customs into the […]

December 29, 2011

hommage a KAMBERE TSONGO Daniel

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hommage a KAMBERE TSONGO Daniel

Daniel Kambere was born on the 11 September 1964 in Oicha, near Beni, in what was then Zaire. He attended his primary school and part of his secondary school in Oicha and Beni, and also completed his humanitarian studies there. In 1986-1989 he completed his higher education in Plastic Arts at the painting department of […]

December 22, 2011

” Hatutaki ma Click Click”

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" Hatutaki ma Click Click"

This saying in Swahili, “We don’t want the gun click click, we want the kiss kiss for peace, “ reverberated the neighborhood as 6000 people who were gathered for the closing ceremony of SKIFF chanted  and raised their arms in unison. The cry could be heard by the military post down the street, defying the […]

December 22, 2011

The international hypocrisy has proven again its limits.

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The international hypocrisy has proven again its limits.

Who wants that the situation in Congo remains the same? Who is befitting from this war? When people are dying in Kivu forest, the international community is organising endless meeting. Yet those meetings have proven already their limits in getting solution to the crisis in Eastern DRC. How can then they keep on calling for […]

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