During last year’s election, a great rift appeared in the rap scene between supporters and opponents of president Bongo.
Today over 2 billion people in the world live in lagging and violent lands, with the processes of economic isolation and violence closely linked.
Multilingualism is threatened…poetry is one way to tune the instruments of the soul, explore the sensuality of human bodies, and respond to terror and injustice.
Kenya is the transport and commercial hub of East Africa, so a protracted crisis would result in significant disruptions further afield.
MMR, which enjoys a monopoly, has been buying Congo coltan for $20-24 per kilo, whereas one trader said he sold ore in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, a few months ago for more than $50 per kilo.
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