• DR Congo's traders decry rising inflation

    Since February, the Democratic Republic of Congo's currency, the franc; has slid severally after years of a remarkable stability of around 920-930 CFA to the US dollar. Some currency dealers in the street of Lukusa, in the north of the capital Kinshasa, said the decline began in late 2015. Some financial institutions exchange a dollar for 977 Congolese francs while other business people exchange at the rate of 980 francs for a dollar. "It leaves us in a bad state state this time because wh… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/04/19/dr-congo-s-traders-decry-rising-inflation Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews...

    published: 19 Apr 2016
  • CONGO: MBUJI-MAYI: DIAMOND TRADERS NERVOUS ABOUT REBEL ADVANCE

    French/Nat At the same time some of the states involved in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed up to a peace agreement last Saturday, rebels were advancing the diamond capital of Mbuji- Mayi. Some reports say the rebels may have taken the southern city of Kabinda, an important staging-post on the road to Mjubi-Mayi, only 100 kilometers away. APTN visited the town and discovered that diamond traders fear their business may collapse. Diamond traders are nervously watching rebel movements towards their city and fear that even a ceasefire won't stop the advance of the rebels. They say the market is jittery, with nervous trading pushing up prices. Mbuji-Mayi - the capital of the Kasai province - is heavily defended by Zimbabwean troops who back the govern...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Pirogue Traders of the Congo River

    During the recent 'Voetspore' expedition we crossed Africa from East to West, trying to stay more or less on the Equator. Due to the war in the CAR, we were forced to complete the 1,734 km section from Kissangani to Kinshasa on a Barge. During this period the GoPro cameras were used to their full potential, doing time lapse filming and allowing me access to angles that were simply not possible with our 'standard' cameras. Especially getting footage of the Pirogue traders. With incredible skill these men, women and children paddle up to the barges travelling at an average speed of 10km/h, to sell their wares - fish, bush meat, charcoal, ground nuts, Palm oil, hand woven baskets, wooden chairs, etc, or to board as passengers. The GoPros are proving to be a fantastic advantage, not only to ex...

    published: 02 Jan 2014
  • CONGO TRADERS CONFERENCE - NO SOUND

    LS of men outside municipal building with bicycles. Various shots of unidentified buildings. LS of statue on plinth. LS of housing - some buildings are burned out. MS of local Congolese in and around shops. Various shops are seen - the shelves are half empty. LS of shanty town with street market. People look poor. Pan across group of Congolese men standing at side of road. CU of group of four local men waving. CU signs: "Bikoro, Ingende, Boende". LS of large buildings on waters edge. Moving shot on river. Local people in small boats. LS paddle steamer on water. Various shots of local people on their boats and shots of housing on stilts. MS local people in boats. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b6cb56284918405a9884be59555f9371 ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

    published: 14 Sep 2016
  • Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

    published: 31 Aug 2016
  • Amani, the gold trader

    For minerals to remain truly conflict-free, their flow has to be kept separate from tainted materials. It’s a challenge. The mines validated as conflict-free can be just a few hills away from those controlled by armed groups. And the trade is messy, with miners and mineral traders operating independently and constantly on the move across the region. Conflict minerals can easily leak into the supposedly clean supply chains. See more here: https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/02/09/who-pays-hidden-price-congo%E2%80%99s-conflict-free-minerals

    published: 14 Feb 2017
  • King Leopold II - Death in the Congo

    Recommended further reading - http://amzn.to/2zaQHn1 - http://amzn.to/2xGHWjg Documentary that reveals the shocking true story about how following his acquisition of the Congo region in Africa at the Berlin Conference in 1884 (Scramble for Africa}. King Leopold II of Belgium turned Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under his control, Congo became a Slave labour camp of shocking brutality. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. Families were held as hostages, starving to death if the men failed to produce enough wild rubber. Children's hands were chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. Leopold turned the country into one massive labour camp where the rubber w...

    published: 06 Nov 2016
  • Congo Connection

    September 2009 Making mobile phones uses minerals only available from Congo's war zone. Is our appetite for the latest electronic gadgets fuelling exploitation in the Congoeven threatening the survival of central Africas magnificent gorillas? On the inside of many devices like mobile phones and laptops, the mineral, Coltan, has made our gadgets smaller and more complex. In the mineral-rich Congo, armed militia watch over the children digging it from the ground. The government only pretends to help us says one miner, who pays a government official just to work. The Congo is a shifting sands of various militia, the largest of which is the Congolese state itself explains an expert on blood minerals. Yet the miners depend on the little they get from mining to survive. Electronic giants like A...

    published: 21 Sep 2009
  • Congo Trailer 1

    First Trailer of our two part documentary about the Congo river. Coming in 2014. 2 years of production and several trips to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now we are very proud to show a diverse and colorful picture of the flora and fauna along that giant river in the heart of africa. Camera: Thomas Behrend; Christina Karliczek Additional Photgraphy: Heike Grebe; Jorn Schumann; Mirco Tribanek Original Music: Oliver Heuss Edited by: Mirco Tribanek Produced by: Studio Hamburg / NDR Naturfilm In Cooperation with: Blueplanetfilm In association with: ARTE, ORF, WDR and National Geographic Wild © Studio Hamburg Doclights / NDR Naturfilm

    published: 11 Dec 2013
  • Diamond Deals in the DRC

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-hockey-star!/id535408396?ls=1&mt=8 Air Hockey Speed - The fast paced air hockey game now on iphone and ipad! The legendary Air Hockey Speed is now available in iphone and ipad! Great graphics, smooth gameplay, and plenty of AI opponents will keep you playing for a long time. Classic arcade fun with easy touchscreen control and super-smooth graphics! Classic arcade fun comes to your phone! - Easy touchscreen control - A computer opponent that gets tougher as you get better - Smooth graphics - Realistic sounds We bring to you this blast Air Hockey game whether you are young or old. We bring to you this blast game on iphone and ipad whether you are young or old. There are three different difficulty levels for you to conquer: easy, medium and hard. Now jo...

    published: 24 Jul 2012
  • DJI Phantom flying over Zongo falls near Congo River in DRC

    DJI Phantom drone with Gopro Hero 3 Black. The Zongo Falls are located in Bas-Congo at 130 km from Kinshasa. The falls are simply spectacular and that's probably one of the top destinations in Democratic Republic of Congo.

    published: 09 Oct 2013
  • African Business in China - Witness

    Many African entrepreneurs today consider China as the new land of opportunities. One of them is Nathalie Fodderie from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On a reconnaissance trip to Guangzhou, in Southern China, she has three weeks to find equipment for her Kinshasa restaurant that needs complete refurbishment. Fodderie works with an established network of African and Chinese middlemen and traders and haggles with some of the toughest businessmen in the world. Through her journey, we see how African and Chinese traders grapple with geographic and cultural hurdles to make a profit. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www...

    published: 14 Dec 2015
  • Risking it all - Brazil

    Risking it all -- Brazil Brazilian children at the Tajaparu river risk getting cut to pieces as they fasten their canoes onto fast-moving tourist boats in order to sell their goods. They are risking death in order to make a few pennies selling sweets and jams.

    published: 11 May 2011
  • Pointe Noire- Brazzaville highway opens Congo up for sub-regional trade

    The previously abandoned road connecting the Republic of Congo's capital, Brazzaville to its port city Pointe Noire has become a major route for the transportation of goods and people within Congo as well as within the central Africa region. The road had been neglected in favour of a rail line which connected the country's north and south. Since its opening, traders as well as importers and exporter who need to get their goods to and from the Congolese port city of Pointe Noire, do not neces… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/11/13/pointe-noire-brazzaville-highway-opens-congo-up-for-sub-regional-trade Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube...

    published: 14 Nov 2016
  • "From Jews to Indians" in Diamond Trading (from the Diamond Road documentary)

    Diamond manufacturer Akshay Mehta talks about the transition from and intermingling of Jewish and Indian diamond traders. Clip taken from the interactive-documentary website "Diamond Road Online", from 2007. Available to buy or stream: http://goo.gl/qNxuA. To see more clips, visit http://www.diamondroad.tv Kensington Communications creates and produces exceptional, award-winning television and interactive media. From high-profile television events to moving personal stories, from ground-breaking science to performing arts and innovative online experiences, our diverse productions share a commitment to imagination, intelligence and passion. Find out more about our award winning productions and our new projects at http://www.kensingtontv.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter...

    published: 30 Jul 2008
  • The MOORS: The Greatest Race-Traitors in Black History

    Anyone denying there were black Moors is deluded. Research the term "black-a-moor." Were there any other races of Moors as well? -- I'm sure there were. The Moors were an integrationist group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpoAM_fxa54 They were a group of Arabs and Black Africans who had accepted Islam, and later they included Europeans once they settled there. Hence the whites who identify as Moors today, even though the word itself means swarthy. And from there we have a hodgepodge of moorish history, traditions and ideas. Ultimately, this video is NOT intended as a conversation to wypipo. This is a black conversation from one black person to others. Wypipo continue to show their obsession with poking their lice-infested nose and opinions where they are neither wanted nor requested. ...

    published: 28 Nov 2014
  • The Night Owls

    Illicit traders are nicknamed “owls” because they work at night, when the miners crawl out of their shafts. If owls are caught by the police, they lose all their goods and their capital. In a dark room, one such trader spoke softly, anxious to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. He told IRIN how the police had confiscated his minerals and then sold them on to MMR, without paying him a cent. Another said: MMR buys “tonnes and tonnes… how can they come to confiscate the 20 or 30 kilos that I need to survive, and leave me empty-handed? Don’t you see this is not normal?” Prior to MMR’s stranglehold, traders could buy and sell minerals freely. Many of them were wandering across eastern Congo, trading minerals worth a few hundred dollars, much like any other merchandise. They would sell the...

    published: 14 Feb 2017
  • Diamond trade advice - top tips for travel in Drc Congo

    A brief tops 20 tips on travelling to Drc Congo

    published: 17 Mar 2017
  • The Origins of the African Slave Trade - Africans sold Africans as slaves

    http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/slavetra.html 1117: Slavery abolished in Iceland. 1214: The Statute of the Town of Korčula (today in Croatia) abolishes slavery. 1335: Sweden (including Finland at the time) makes slavery illegal. In 1807 Britain outlawed slavery. In 1820 the king of the African kingdom of Ashanti inquired why the Christians did not want to trade slaves with him anymore, since they worshipped the same god as the Muslims and the Muslims were continuing the trade like before. What these records show is that the modern slave trade flourished in the early middle ages, as early as 869, especially between Muslim traders and western African kingdoms. For moralists, the most important aspect of that trade should be that Muslims were selling goods to the African kingdoms and the Af...

    published: 11 Sep 2015
  • CONGO KIMIA VOUS PRESSENTE LA VILLE DE MBUJI-MAYI

    Une camera balade la ville et s'est environs, question de vous faire voir le quotidiens de la population EST Kasaienne.

    published: 16 Oct 2016
  • Science Bulletins: Congo River

    New technologies are making it easier for scientists to map bodies of water such as the meandering lower Congo River in Africa. By programming computers to pick out water features that characterize individual habitats in satellite images, scientists can better understand how habitat plays a role in the migration and evolution of fish species in the Congo.

    published: 18 Jun 2012
  • Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company: Crash Course World History 229

    Want to help keep CrashCourse going? Consider becoming a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for such awesome people. SUBBABLE SUBSCRIBERS READ FURTHER ↓ https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse In which John Green teaches you about the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, doing business as the VOC, also known as the Dutch East India Company. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Dutch managed to dominate world trade, and they did all through the pioneering use of corporations and finance. Well, they did also use some traditional methods like violently enforced monopolies, unfair trade agreements, and plain old warfare. You'll learn how the Dutch invented stuff like joint stock corporations, maritime insurance, and futures trading. Basically, how the Dutch East India Company crashed th...

    published: 19 Mar 2015
  • Traders Push for Central Corridor Route

    With the Kenyan elections drawing nearer, leaders of the Central corridor have embarked on reviving doing business through the port of Dar Es Salaam. The move according to Charles Kareba, the managing director Cargo International Limited, is aimed at avoiding losses that traders incurred after the 2007 post election violence in Kenya. Traders in hinterland, mainly from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo are always on tenterhooks every time Kenya goes to polls.

    published: 21 Oct 2016
  • geo adil congo and traders

    published: 29 Aug 2016
  • Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

    published: 14 Sep 2016
  • Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

    published: 14 Sep 2016
  • Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

    published: 31 Aug 2016
  • DR Congo's traders decry rising inflation

    Since February, the Democratic Republic of Congo's currency, the franc; has slid severally after years of a remarkable stability of around 920-930 CFA to the US dollar. Some currency dealers in the street of Lukusa, in the north of the capital Kinshasa, said the decline began in late 2015. Some financial institutions exchange a dollar for 977 Congolese francs while other business people exchange at the rate of 980 francs for a dollar. "It leaves us in a bad state state this time because wh… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/04/19/dr-congo-s-traders-decry-rising-inflation Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews...

    published: 19 Apr 2016
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DR Congo's traders decry rising inflation

DR Congo's traders decry rising inflation

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Since February, the Democratic Republic of Congo's currency, the franc; has slid severally after years of a remarkable stability of around 920-930 CFA to the US dollar. Some currency dealers in the street of Lukusa, in the north of the capital Kinshasa, said the decline began in late 2015. Some financial institutions exchange a dollar for 977 Congolese francs while other business people exchange at the rate of 980 francs for a dollar. "It leaves us in a bad state state this time because wh… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/04/19/dr-congo-s-traders-decry-rising-inflation Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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CONGO: MBUJI-MAYI: DIAMOND TRADERS NERVOUS ABOUT REBEL ADVANCE

CONGO: MBUJI-MAYI: DIAMOND TRADERS NERVOUS ABOUT REBEL ADVANCE

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French/Nat At the same time some of the states involved in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed up to a peace agreement last Saturday, rebels were advancing the diamond capital of Mbuji- Mayi. Some reports say the rebels may have taken the southern city of Kabinda, an important staging-post on the road to Mjubi-Mayi, only 100 kilometers away. APTN visited the town and discovered that diamond traders fear their business may collapse. Diamond traders are nervously watching rebel movements towards their city and fear that even a ceasefire won't stop the advance of the rebels. They say the market is jittery, with nervous trading pushing up prices. Mbuji-Mayi - the capital of the Kasai province - is heavily defended by Zimbabwean troops who back the government forces of Congolese President Laurent Kabila. The diamond trade is a crucial source of funds for the Kabila government. The vice governor of the province says its people are ready to defend the diamond-producing city. Six African governments are involved in the war -- Rwanda and Uganda have sent troops to help the rebels, and Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, have backed the government. A ceasefire was officially signed by African leaders last weekend in the Zambian capital Lusaka. The government and its backers have signed, but the rebels refused after a row over who was to head the mainstream Congolese Rally for Democracy the (R-C-D), which has split into two factions. The rebels say their war will continue, and the capture of Mbuji-Mayi and its diamond wealth threatens to deal a major blow to both the Kabila government and the peace process. Diamond traders talk of tough times ahead. SOUNDBITE: (French) "Prices (of diamonds) are rising everywhere. Traders are getting nervous and living conditions are not good at all." SUPER CAPTION: Eduard Kazadi, diamond trader But local newspaper headlines are optimistic: 'Ceasefire is on the horizon' and 'Victory for Yerodia," the Congolese Foreign Minister. But diamond traders know that if the rebels manage to take the city, their business is finished. SOUNDBITE: (French) "We the people of 'Kasai' do not want the rebels to take Mbuji-Mayi. Once they take the city we will not be able to trade diamonds anymore, and we expect there would be a famine." SUPER CAPTION: Zephyrin Kamanga, diamond trader At a grass roots meeting, the Vice Governor of Kasai province said it is Congo's neighbours who are to blame for the war. SOUNDBITE: (French) "Our country is the victim of an invasion by Burundi and Rwanda." SUPER CAPTION: Francois Kalala, Vice-Governor of the Province of Kasai Local citizens say they'll defend Congo's sovereignty, using the familiar language of the breakup of the Balkans into smaller states. SOUNDBITE: (French) "The national and international community must learn that we the people will always defend the sovereignty of our country. We will never accept the Balkanisation of the Democratic Republic of Congo." SUPER CAPTION: Rachelle Binene, attendee of meeting Most residents say they simply want peace. SOUNDBITE: (French) "We do not want war because war brings destruction. We want everybody to understand one another." SUPER CAPTION: Raymond Kapinga, resident of Mbuji-Mayi This is not how the authorities of Kasai see it. The Vice Governor puts on a more confrontational front, insisting that the people are united in wanting to defend the province if the need arises. SOUNDBITE: (French) "The enemy wants our wealth (diamonds) and even with the signing of the ceasefire they are still trying to capture the city, but the people are united and understand that they need to defend the province and support Kabila." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/90de0e3a330422722fd1bfba43473bd6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Pirogue Traders of the Congo River

Pirogue Traders of the Congo River

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During the recent 'Voetspore' expedition we crossed Africa from East to West, trying to stay more or less on the Equator. Due to the war in the CAR, we were forced to complete the 1,734 km section from Kissangani to Kinshasa on a Barge. During this period the GoPro cameras were used to their full potential, doing time lapse filming and allowing me access to angles that were simply not possible with our 'standard' cameras. Especially getting footage of the Pirogue traders. With incredible skill these men, women and children paddle up to the barges travelling at an average speed of 10km/h, to sell their wares - fish, bush meat, charcoal, ground nuts, Palm oil, hand woven baskets, wooden chairs, etc, or to board as passengers. The GoPros are proving to be a fantastic advantage, not only to extreme sportsmen, but also documentary filmmakers. This short clip was filmed entirely on GoPro cameras, either handheld, or attached to a boom pole. Music tracks from Sonicfire Smartsound.
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CONGO TRADERS CONFERENCE - NO SOUND

CONGO TRADERS CONFERENCE - NO SOUND

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LS of men outside municipal building with bicycles. Various shots of unidentified buildings. LS of statue on plinth. LS of housing - some buildings are burned out. MS of local Congolese in and around shops. Various shops are seen - the shelves are half empty. LS of shanty town with street market. People look poor. Pan across group of Congolese men standing at side of road. CU of group of four local men waving. CU signs: "Bikoro, Ingende, Boende". LS of large buildings on waters edge. Moving shot on river. Local people in small boats. LS paddle steamer on water. Various shots of local people on their boats and shots of housing on stilts. MS local people in boats. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b6cb56284918405a9884be59555f9371 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

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Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

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Amani, the gold trader

Amani, the gold trader

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For minerals to remain truly conflict-free, their flow has to be kept separate from tainted materials. It’s a challenge. The mines validated as conflict-free can be just a few hills away from those controlled by armed groups. And the trade is messy, with miners and mineral traders operating independently and constantly on the move across the region. Conflict minerals can easily leak into the supposedly clean supply chains. See more here: https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/02/09/who-pays-hidden-price-congo%E2%80%99s-conflict-free-minerals
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King Leopold II - Death in the Congo

King Leopold II - Death in the Congo

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Recommended further reading - http://amzn.to/2zaQHn1 - http://amzn.to/2xGHWjg Documentary that reveals the shocking true story about how following his acquisition of the Congo region in Africa at the Berlin Conference in 1884 (Scramble for Africa}. King Leopold II of Belgium turned Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under his control, Congo became a Slave labour camp of shocking brutality. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. Families were held as hostages, starving to death if the men failed to produce enough wild rubber. Children's hands were chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. Leopold turned the country into one massive labour camp where the rubber was stripped with murder, amputation, mutilation and other unspeakable acts used to control and dominate the country. The Belgian government has denounced this documentary as a "tendentious diatribe" for depicting King Leopold II as the moral forebear of Adolf Hitler, responsible for the death of 10 million people in his rapacious exploitation of the Congo but the truth is that between 1880 and 1920 the population of the Congo did indeed fall from approximately 20 million to 10 million.
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Congo Connection

Congo Connection

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September 2009 Making mobile phones uses minerals only available from Congo's war zone. Is our appetite for the latest electronic gadgets fuelling exploitation in the Congoeven threatening the survival of central Africas magnificent gorillas? On the inside of many devices like mobile phones and laptops, the mineral, Coltan, has made our gadgets smaller and more complex. In the mineral-rich Congo, armed militia watch over the children digging it from the ground. The government only pretends to help us says one miner, who pays a government official just to work. The Congo is a shifting sands of various militia, the largest of which is the Congolese state itself explains an expert on blood minerals. Yet the miners depend on the little they get from mining to survive. Electronic giants like Apple now claim they will no longer use Coltan from this area but experts are convinced the militias will smuggle it onto the market regardless. For local miners, the move away from African minerals is just another way of penalising Africans. Coltan fuels a conflict, which has seen national parks become war zones, gorillas killed for meat and hundreds of houses set on fire in turf wars over mineral territory. Yet it also feeds 400,000 petty traders. Why did it take a mobile phone to make us appreciate the injustice in the Congo? Produced by ABC Australia, distributed by Journeyman Pictures
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Congo Trailer 1

Congo Trailer 1

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First Trailer of our two part documentary about the Congo river. Coming in 2014. 2 years of production and several trips to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now we are very proud to show a diverse and colorful picture of the flora and fauna along that giant river in the heart of africa. Camera: Thomas Behrend; Christina Karliczek Additional Photgraphy: Heike Grebe; Jorn Schumann; Mirco Tribanek Original Music: Oliver Heuss Edited by: Mirco Tribanek Produced by: Studio Hamburg / NDR Naturfilm In Cooperation with: Blueplanetfilm In association with: ARTE, ORF, WDR and National Geographic Wild © Studio Hamburg Doclights / NDR Naturfilm
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Diamond Deals in the DRC

Diamond Deals in the DRC

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-hockey-star!/id535408396?ls=1&mt=8 Air Hockey Speed - The fast paced air hockey game now on iphone and ipad! The legendary Air Hockey Speed is now available in iphone and ipad! Great graphics, smooth gameplay, and plenty of AI opponents will keep you playing for a long time. Classic arcade fun with easy touchscreen control and super-smooth graphics! Classic arcade fun comes to your phone! - Easy touchscreen control - A computer opponent that gets tougher as you get better - Smooth graphics - Realistic sounds We bring to you this blast Air Hockey game whether you are young or old. We bring to you this blast game on iphone and ipad whether you are young or old. There are three different difficulty levels for you to conquer: easy, medium and hard. Now join the game to practice your skills against the computer opponent for future World Championships. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/air-hockey-star!/id535408396?ls=1&mt=8
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DJI Phantom flying over Zongo falls near Congo River in DRC

DJI Phantom flying over Zongo falls near Congo River in DRC

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DJI Phantom drone with Gopro Hero 3 Black. The Zongo Falls are located in Bas-Congo at 130 km from Kinshasa. The falls are simply spectacular and that's probably one of the top destinations in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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African Business in China - Witness

African Business in China - Witness

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Many African entrepreneurs today consider China as the new land of opportunities. One of them is Nathalie Fodderie from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On a reconnaissance trip to Guangzhou, in Southern China, she has three weeks to find equipment for her Kinshasa restaurant that needs complete refurbishment. Fodderie works with an established network of African and Chinese middlemen and traders and haggles with some of the toughest businessmen in the world. Through her journey, we see how African and Chinese traders grapple with geographic and cultural hurdles to make a profit. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Risking it all - Brazil

Risking it all - Brazil

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Risking it all -- Brazil Brazilian children at the Tajaparu river risk getting cut to pieces as they fasten their canoes onto fast-moving tourist boats in order to sell their goods. They are risking death in order to make a few pennies selling sweets and jams.
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Pointe Noire- Brazzaville highway opens Congo up for sub-regional trade

Pointe Noire- Brazzaville highway opens Congo up for sub-regional trade

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The previously abandoned road connecting the Republic of Congo's capital, Brazzaville to its port city Pointe Noire has become a major route for the transportation of goods and people within Congo as well as within the central Africa region. The road had been neglected in favour of a rail line which connected the country's north and south. Since its opening, traders as well as importers and exporter who need to get their goods to and from the Congolese port city of Pointe Noire, do not neces… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/11/13/pointe-noire-brazzaville-highway-opens-congo-up-for-sub-regional-trade Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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"From Jews to Indians" in Diamond Trading (from the Diamond Road documentary)

"From Jews to Indians" in Diamond Trading (from the Diamond Road documentary)

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Diamond manufacturer Akshay Mehta talks about the transition from and intermingling of Jewish and Indian diamond traders. Clip taken from the interactive-documentary website "Diamond Road Online", from 2007. Available to buy or stream: http://goo.gl/qNxuA. To see more clips, visit http://www.diamondroad.tv Kensington Communications creates and produces exceptional, award-winning television and interactive media. From high-profile television events to moving personal stories, from ground-breaking science to performing arts and innovative online experiences, our diverse productions share a commitment to imagination, intelligence and passion. Find out more about our award winning productions and our new projects at http://www.kensingtontv.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, where we post broadcast, interactive, cross-platform, and mobiles news! Website: http://www.kensingtontv.com Blog: http://kensingtontv.com/blog Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kensingtontv Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kensingtontv YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kensingtontv Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kensingtontv
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The MOORS: The Greatest Race-Traitors in Black History

The MOORS: The Greatest Race-Traitors in Black History

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Anyone denying there were black Moors is deluded. Research the term "black-a-moor." Were there any other races of Moors as well? -- I'm sure there were. The Moors were an integrationist group. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpoAM_fxa54 They were a group of Arabs and Black Africans who had accepted Islam, and later they included Europeans once they settled there. Hence the whites who identify as Moors today, even though the word itself means swarthy. And from there we have a hodgepodge of moorish history, traditions and ideas. Ultimately, this video is NOT intended as a conversation to wypipo. This is a black conversation from one black person to others. Wypipo continue to show their obsession with poking their lice-infested nose and opinions where they are neither wanted nor requested. So, as my video shows... PROOF that the MOORS were the greatest Race Traitors black history has ever seen!
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The Night Owls

The Night Owls

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Illicit traders are nicknamed “owls” because they work at night, when the miners crawl out of their shafts. If owls are caught by the police, they lose all their goods and their capital. In a dark room, one such trader spoke softly, anxious to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. He told IRIN how the police had confiscated his minerals and then sold them on to MMR, without paying him a cent. Another said: MMR buys “tonnes and tonnes… how can they come to confiscate the 20 or 30 kilos that I need to survive, and leave me empty-handed? Don’t you see this is not normal?” Prior to MMR’s stranglehold, traders could buy and sell minerals freely. Many of them were wandering across eastern Congo, trading minerals worth a few hundred dollars, much like any other merchandise. They would sell them to larger buying houses that would then export them abroad. According to the UN investigation, this all changed in Kisengo after MMR obtained its exclusive buying rights. Congolese soldiers now “actively track down any infringing traders, jail them — sometimes for several days — and deliver the seized minerals” to MMR, its report says. Those who refuse to sell their minerals to MMR are detained until they agree. See more: https://www.irinnews.org/investigations/2017/02/14/who-pays-hidden-price-congo%E2%80%99s-conflict-free-minerals
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Diamond trade advice - top tips for travel in Drc Congo

Diamond trade advice - top tips for travel in Drc Congo

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A brief tops 20 tips on travelling to Drc Congo
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The Origins of the African Slave Trade - Africans sold Africans as slaves

The Origins of the African Slave Trade - Africans sold Africans as slaves

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http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/slavetra.html 1117: Slavery abolished in Iceland. 1214: The Statute of the Town of Korčula (today in Croatia) abolishes slavery. 1335: Sweden (including Finland at the time) makes slavery illegal. In 1807 Britain outlawed slavery. In 1820 the king of the African kingdom of Ashanti inquired why the Christians did not want to trade slaves with him anymore, since they worshipped the same god as the Muslims and the Muslims were continuing the trade like before. What these records show is that the modern slave trade flourished in the early middle ages, as early as 869, especially between Muslim traders and western African kingdoms. For moralists, the most important aspect of that trade should be that Muslims were selling goods to the African kingdoms and the African kingdoms were paying with their own people. In most instances, no violence was necessary to obtain those slaves. Contrary to legends and novels and Hollywood movies, the white traders did not need to savagely kill entire tribes in order to exact their tribute in slaves. All they needed to do is bring goods that appealed to the kings of those tribes. The kings would gladly sell their own subjects. (Of course, this neither condones the white traders who bought the slaves nor deny that many white traders still committed atrocities to maximize their business). This explains why slavery became "black". Ancient slavery, e.g. under the Roman empire, would not discriminate: slaves were both white and black (so were Emperors and Popes). In the middle ages, all European countries outlawed slavery (of course, Western powers retained countless "civilized" ways to enslave their citizens, but that's another story), whereas the African kingdoms happily continued in their trade. Therefore, only colored people could be slaves, and that is how the stereotype for African-American slavery was born. It was not based on an ancestral hatred of blacks by whites, but simply on the fact that blacks were the only ones selling slaves, and they were selling people of their own race. (To be precise, Christians were also selling Muslim slaves captured in war, and Muslims were selling Christian slaves captured in war, but neither the Christians of Europe nor the Muslims of Africa and the Middle East were selling their own people). Then the Muslim trade of African slaves declined rapidly when Arab domination was reduced by the emerging European powers. (Note: Arabs continued to capture and sell slaves, but mostly in the Mediterranean. In fact, Robert Davis estimates that 1.25 million European Christians were enslaved by the "Barbary States" of northern Africa. As late as 1801 the USA bombed Morocco, Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli precisely to stop that Arab slave trade of Christians. The rate of mortality of those Christian slaves in the Islamic world was roughly the same as the mortality rate in the Atlantic slave trade of the same period.) Christians took over in black Africa, though. The first ones were the Portuguese, who, applying an idea that originally developed in Italian seatrading cities, and often using Italian venture capital, started exploiting sub-Saharan slaves in the 1440s to support the economy of the sugar plantations (mainly for their own African colonies of Sao Tome and Madeira). The Dutch were the first, apparently, to import black slaves into North America, but black slaves had already been employed all over the world, including South and Central America. We tend to focus on what happened in North America because the United States would eventually fight a war over slavery (and it's in the U.S. that large sectors of the population would start condemning slavery, contrary to the indifference that Muslims and most Europeans showed for it). Even after Europeans began transporting black slaves to America, most trade was just that: "trade". In most instances, the Europeans did not need to use any force to get those slaves. The slaves were "sold" more or less legally by their (black) owners. Scholars estimate that about 12,000,000 Africans were sold by Africans to Europeans (most of them before 1776, when the USA wasn't yet born) and 17,000,000 were sold to Arabs. The legends of European mercenaries capturing free people in the jungle are mostly just that: legends. A few mercenaries certainly stormed peaceful tribes and committed terrible crimes, but that was not the norm. There was no need to risk their lives, so most of them didn't: they simply purchased people. As an African-American scholar (Nathan Huggins) has written, the "identity" of black Africans is largely a white invention: sub-Saharan Africans never felt like they were one people, they felt (and still feel) that they belonged to different tribes. The distinctions of tribe were far stronger than the distinctions of race.
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CONGO KIMIA VOUS PRESSENTE LA VILLE DE MBUJI-MAYI

CONGO KIMIA VOUS PRESSENTE LA VILLE DE MBUJI-MAYI

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Une camera balade la ville et s'est environs, question de vous faire voir le quotidiens de la population EST Kasaienne.
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Science Bulletins: Congo River

Science Bulletins: Congo River

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New technologies are making it easier for scientists to map bodies of water such as the meandering lower Congo River in Africa. By programming computers to pick out water features that characterize individual habitats in satellite images, scientists can better understand how habitat plays a role in the migration and evolution of fish species in the Congo.
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Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company: Crash Course World History 229

Capitalism and the Dutch East India Company: Crash Course World History 229

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Want to help keep CrashCourse going? Consider becoming a Patron and help us keep making awesome content for such awesome people. SUBBABLE SUBSCRIBERS READ FURTHER ↓ https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse In which John Green teaches you about the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, doing business as the VOC, also known as the Dutch East India Company. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Dutch managed to dominate world trade, and they did all through the pioneering use of corporations and finance. Well, they did also use some traditional methods like violently enforced monopolies, unfair trade agreements, and plain old warfare. You'll learn how the Dutch invented stuff like joint stock corporations, maritime insurance, and futures trading. Basically, how the Dutch East India Company crashed the US economy in 2008. I'm kidding. Or am I? Citation 1: William J. Bernstein, A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World. Grove Press. 2008. p. 218 Citation 2: Stephen R. Bown. Merchant Kings: When Companies Ruled the World, 1600-1900. New York. St. Martin’s Press. 2009. p. 28 Citation 3: Bernstein p. 223 Citation 4: Bernstein p. 228 Citation 5: Bown p. 53 IF YOU ARE A CURRENT SUBBABLE SUBSCRIBER Go to https://subbable.com and click the "continue to patreon button." You will be guided through the process to merge your account with Patreon to continue supporting your portfolio of creators. Make sure to use the money in your perk bank by August 1st, 2015. Get yourself something nice you deserve it! Also. you are the best. Yes. You. You are awesome, and we can't thank you enough! FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MOVE TO PATREON WATCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO_1VbQADW8 Thanks so much for your continuing support on Subbable and we hope to see you on Patreon!
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Traders Push for Central Corridor Route

Traders Push for Central Corridor Route

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With the Kenyan elections drawing nearer, leaders of the Central corridor have embarked on reviving doing business through the port of Dar Es Salaam. The move according to Charles Kareba, the managing director Cargo International Limited, is aimed at avoiding losses that traders incurred after the 2007 post election violence in Kenya. Traders in hinterland, mainly from Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo are always on tenterhooks every time Kenya goes to polls.
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geo adil congo and traders

geo adil congo and traders

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Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

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Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

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Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

Congo Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law African Issues

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DR Congo's traders decry rising inflation

DR Congo's traders decry rising inflation

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Since February, the Democratic Republic of Congo's currency, the franc; has slid severally after years of a remarkable stability of around 920-930 CFA to the US dollar. Some currency dealers in the street of Lukusa, in the north of the capital Kinshasa, said the decline began in late 2015. Some financial institutions exchange a dollar for 977 Congolese francs while other business people exchange at the rate of 980 francs for a dollar. "It leaves us in a bad state state this time because wh… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/04/19/dr-congo-s-traders-decry-rising-inflation Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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