Talking digital – Café Numérique

Interneeeet. It’s a relatively slow and expensive affair in DRC. The under-water fibre optic cable has made its way around the African continent and been spun across various countries in the interior – but it was slow to reach DRC. High speed (3G) internet has only been available since the beginning of the year, after… Continue Reading


Brass, dust, sweat – Fanfare Masolo

Yup so this wasn’t your usual sit-down concert. Instead it was a parade from the Centre Culturel M’eko through a neighbourhood in Ngaliema. Dusty streets, dozens of children – it kind of felt like we were following the pied pipers of Kinshasa. I was drenched and could only admire the stamina of the musicians with… Continue Reading