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Congolese dishes show innovation, creativity

Yarmouth resident Ariane Kambu Mbenza grew up with her uncle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When she was seven years old, he asked her to be in charge of preparing food.
Tricks of the cooking trade
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 25, 2013

Prepping for a Congolese cooking class

In my car are a 62-year-old mother from Congo, her 27-year-old daughter, and their 18-year-old friend from Rwanda.
Shopping quest
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 24, 2010

A Congolese feast

I met Constance Kabaziga at the checkout at Mittapheap World Market. She was buying frozen cassava root and dried beans, and I really wanted to know what she was going to do them.
Beans and rice, with African flair
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 02, 2010

Review: Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

One thing you notice about the brave doctors working for the organization Médicins Sans Frontières in hellholes and war zones like Liberia and Congo: they sure smoke a lot.
Overworked overseas doctors
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 04, 2010
gold list

Gold standard

Samy Badrio waded exhausted in waterlogged gumboots up from the mine's dark entrance and raised his hand to shield his eyes against the brightness of the noon-high Equatorial sun.
In Congo, desperate men labor in dangerous conditions to satisfy the world's appetite for gold
By MIKE PFLANZ  |  May 22, 2009