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Singing Across Borders

Rose Bagwire will finish high school next year. The 18 year old student lives in Gisenyi, Rwanda. Only five kilometers away, François Bauma Ndole is attending the Institute for Rural Development in Goma, the Congolese sister city of Gisenyi. The 23 year old university student does not know Rose personally, but both of them sing the same rap song: “Our friends, our brothers, our sisters have died. Now it is enough. Give us peace, peace, peace”. The song was [...]

Congolese Youth from Goma Speak Directly

This PBS Newshour piece was created by HEAL Africa’s Gender Advisor Assistant, Francine Murhebwa. The piece interviews 10 Congolese Youth on why they did or did not vote in the recent elections in DR Congo. Part of HEAL Africa’s mission is to provide a space for Congolese voices who might not be heard otherwise.  As in any country, there are many opinions about politics. HEAL Africa is a place where people with different backgrounds work together on behalf [...]

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