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Story | Jun 7, 2010 | 9:35 PMYou know you're doing something right when your die-hard fans include post-rock pioneers Tortoise, BjÃ¶rk and "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening. Such is the case of Konono No.1, the Congo-based legend that is revered internationally, but largely overlooked in i
Story | Mar 13, 2005
Brussels -- Generations of Belgian schoolchildren have tramped past glass-topped cases of insects at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, a few miles southeast of Brussels. Now this moldering dowager, created by Belgian King Leopold II around the turn...
Story | Dec 12, 2000
The invalids line their wheelchairs along the edge of the pier, high above the Congo River's swirling, deadly currents, as if about to plunge in. But they are not suicidal. They are in a race. And they must solve an important puzzle: How can they board...
Story | Dec 11, 2000
There are two new burial grounds in this steamy river town. Gaston Nyimu Kaya built one. It looks like a small Arlington cemetery."We buried the people we could identify here," says Nyimu, the young Red Cross chief of Kisangani. He points to long rows of...