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A History of Despotic Rulers in the DRC

A History of Despotic Rulers in the DRC

In continuing our mission of learning more about the DRC, I simply googled “The Democratic Republic of Congo.” The first few news stories were appalling. And unlike the time lapse between King Leopold of Belgium’s Reign of Terror and public knowledge in the early 1900s, we as a society have real-time access to the news […]

The Colonial History of the DRC

The Colonial History of the DRC

Slide 2)  Emizet François Kisangani, and F. Scott Bobb. Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 3rd ed. (Lanham; Toronto; Plymouth, UK: Scarecrow Press, 2010), p. 52. Slide 3)  Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja. The Congo from Leopold to Kabila. (London and New York: Zed Books, 2002), p. 5. Slides 4-5) Kisangani, p. lxii. Slide 6)  John […]

Introduction!

Introduction!

This project will further the explanatory project embarked by Wilcox in 2016 in a team effort of Wilcox, a Sociology student, and Vietor, an Anthropology student, in an online, long-distance learning graduate level research course (SOAN 523). This will use ethnographic methods including interviews in order to gain insight on the immigration of Congolese in […]

How statistics can reveal insights about...

How statistics can reveal insights about the individuals’ stories

The “Congolese Refugee Health Profile,” published by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in 2014, details the migratory movements of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), both within the United States and among the DRC’s neighbors. In essence, it shows that the outpouring of asylum-seekers from the DRC is not likely […]

The importance of family, from Missouri ...

The importance of family, from Missouri to Minnesota

The article “Out of Africa, into the Heartland,” published by KTVO (Moling 2015), chronicles the stories of Richard and Celeste’s immigrations from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Kirksville, Missouri. In the article, Richard explains his motivation for immigration; for his family to have a better future. This consequently led them to suffer through […]

Annotated Bibliographies

Annotated Bibliographies

Primary Source Bibliography   Aljazeera. “UN: Millions of people face acute hunger in DRC.” August 14, 2017. Accessed September 13, 2017. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/millions-people-face-acute-hunger-drc-170814152529669.html.   BBC. “Living with violence in the DR Congo.” September 23, 2017. Accessed September 24, 2017. http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-41346859.   Brown, Danielle. “Kirksville R-III Adapts in Order to Better Integrate Congolese Students.” Kirksville Daily Express, […]

The Congolese Population in Rural Americ...

The Congolese Population in Rural America

Kirksville, Missouri, isn’t known. It isn’t even known within Missouri. When I moved from the suburbs of Kansas City to Kirksville, a town of 17,500 people when students are here, I was struck by the homogeneity of the population. So when the Congolese population (from the Democratic Republic of Congo, or the DRC) started trickling […]