I am me, daughter, sister, woman, black, polyglot, technician, musician, photographer, dreamer, chocoholic, French, Congolese and so much more! :D
Find here everything interesting!^^
Check out my blogs:
- My Ciluba
- Discovering KoreaMy Flickr
Vu à Kinshasa. Costumes preppy, cigares et pipes étaient de rigueur pour les membres de la sape, la communauté de fashion victimes élégantes et déjantées, à l’occasion de la commémoration de la mort de leur “fondateur”, Stervos Niarcos Ngashie, lundi dernier. Il avait aussi fondé la religion “Kitendi” qui signifie vêtements en lingala. Photo : Junior D. Kannah/AFP
GOMA, Congo—“You come here, you play hard, you work hard.”
That’s what Dario Merlo says to those asking to join PJB, or Promo Jeune Basket (Promote Youth Basketball), a basketball program in Goma, the largest city in eastern Congo. There are plenty of takers—currently more than 650 kids, ages 5 to 25, boys and girls, all learning to be masters of the three-man weave and the pick-and-roll.
Dario was born in Goma and moved to Belgium in 1994 during the Rwandan genocide. He was 11 at the time, just the right age to fall in love with basketball. He played whenever he got the chance.
He studied history and social science in Brussels, and, in December 2005, returned to Goma. He immediately found a league so he could keep playing basketball. When a friend didn’t show up for a pick-up game he found four kids to play with. He soon became a regular, teaching these boys a few drills, working on their jump-shots and lay-ups. Before long, he was buying them new shoes and paying their school fees.
At first it was just for fun. But by 2009, Dario had become serious about starting a youth basketball program–one that would transform lives. That’s when he created PJB and then oversaw the building of three new basketball stadiums.
Dario does have a day job—he is country director for the Jane Goodall Institute, a global conservation non-profit. PJB is part of the Institute’s Roots & Shoots movement that involves youth from more than 130 countries in community service. And it is Jane Goodall herself, humanitarian and chimpanzee expert, who inspires him to carry on.
Instead of coaching, Dario now recruits coaches and helps train them, a responsibility he does not take lightly. “A coach is a leader and a role model for everybody,” he explains. “A coach cannot be drunk in the street.”
This is typically where your advice starts. ”It’ll come along when you least expect it,” is also “You’ll find it when you aren’t looking“‘s retarded little sister. You can all just go fuck right the fuck off after you say this to anyone who is single….
San Pablo Coco Festival is celebrated during the month of January to honor Saint Paul the Hermit, the patron saint of San Pablo. It is a week-long celebration held during the first and second week of January.
It was an open secret that one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s worst tormentors, Bosco Ntaganda, lived on Avenue des Tulipés until 2012, crossing into Rwanda now and then despite a travel ban. Rich off the proceeds of the illegal tax revenues he imposed on local mines, he served as a general in the Congolese army.
For a wanted fugitive, the man nicknamed “the Terminator” lived a comfortable and unencumbered life. Six years before, a warrant for his arrest had been issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his role in recruiting child soldiers.
Goma, the capital of Congo, is still trying to reintegrate these former combatants: boys now in their teens who were forced to become killers before they had reached puberty and now struggle to be seen as victims. A second warrant for Ntaganda, issued in July 2012, added four more counts of war crimes and three more of crimes against humanity. But no one wanted to move on Ntaganda.
It was widely acknowledged he was useful – an important interlocutor in a region that is perpetually about to slide back into violence. Ntaganda’s apparent impunity was a neon sign that the ICC’s reach and relevance, 12 years on from its creation, were weak and waning, and that justice for war criminals remains subordinate to global realpolitik.
Now, a cynical, targeted attack on the ICC by two Kenyan leaders charged with crimes against humanity has lifted the hood on the flaws in the global “court of last resort”.
Through what one experienced court insider calls “a dirty-tricks campaign,” the two killers are attempting to discredit and dismantle a system that, while far from perfect, metes out justice to victims of warlords and those responsible for state-sanctioned abuse.
The Native Americans have legends about White buffalo, which are extremely rare. It is said that A white buffalo appeared in the form of a woman who wore white hides. Read more http://bit.ly/WlKYG6 [Photo courtesy of www.gslc-bsa.org]
The Native American zodiac signs are wholly unique. Use your birthday to find out which animal sign you are, then click here http://bit.ly/NnU3X5 to find out. Have fun! Be warned, it’s so accurate that it might freak you out!