Après quelques mois de silence liés à une mission humanitaire que j’ai effectué en République Démocratique du Congo, je reviens avec un nouvel article et quelques idées de sorties dans la deuxième plus grande ville du pays: Lubumbashi. Mais avant toute chose, voici une mini playlist à écouter pour vous mettre dans l’ambiance: . Flavour – […]
Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth Friends of the Congo (2012) Film Review Crisis in the Congo is a heart breaking documentary about the invisible US proxy war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For the last 20 years, the US (and Britain) have been arming and training Rwandan and Ugandan-backed rebels who are […]
It makes me think about this conversation I had with a guy from Guinea Konakry. He told me “In my country, there are many dialects that can be regrouped in 5 main languages.” I told him “in Congo there are over 450 languages that can be regrouped in 250 main languages”. He said “I don’t believe that’s bullshit! There must be 20 languages max!”
There I confirmed that Africans in general but more specifically African coming from small countries don’t understand the greatness and complexity of Congo and its population.
He had no problem admitting that there were 5 languages used in a small country less that 500km2 where there could be only one but he would not accept that in a country 5000 times larger there would be at least 25 times more languages.
Tribal Print. Congo is complex and complicated. All the main tribes of Congo are represented in this image, each symbolising its own unique culture, traditions and languages.