Archive for November 13th, 2021

Congo’s Self-Taught Guitarmaker Caters to the Stars

In a tin shed in the backstreets of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, a barefoot 61-year old Jean-Luther Misoko Nzalayala, aka Socklo, hacks with a machete at a lump of wood that is starting to resemble the neck of a guitar.Later, he ha...
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Two Ugandan Soldiers Sentenced to Death in Somalia

Two Ugandan People’s Defense Force (UPDF) soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have been sentenced to death and three others to 39 years in jail for the deaths of civilians.“A Ugandan military tribunal sitting in Mogadis...
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Cameroon City Shuts Down After Child’s Killing

BAMENDA, CAMEROON — Schools and economic activity have completely shut down in Bamenda, an English-speaking city in western Cameroon after police opened fire, killing an 8-year-old girl. Several hundred irate residents took to the streets protesting th...
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