Category Archives: Indigenous peoples

Lomami National Park: a New Protected Area in D.R. Congo

On July 7th 2016, the Lomami National Park took its place as Congo’s 8th national park, the first in more than forty years. The Parc National de la Lomami (PNL) markers are set along the southern limit with local chiefs. This gold nugget surfaced from the travail of many, long collaborations. The real debate started […]

How to Move a Village ?

Obenge, seemed a peaceful village… … though impoverished and utterly remote with no school and no health care. In 2007 the TL2/Lukuru project made its first landing at Obenge and soon it became our first base camp along the Lomami. About Obenge: it first appeared on maps in the early 1920s. It was not yet on this […]

Justice or Vengeance in the Heart of Africa?

Case from TL2: the disappearance of Bernard Botumba. Park guard Michel is blamed for the disappearance of Bernard.

Mbuti Exodus: from Lualaba Barge to Lomami Forest Canopy.

Kisangani to Kindu (13 February– 23 February 2015): The Mbuti travelled for more than a week up the Lualaba River (upper Congo). After taking a bus overland to Ubundu, the Mbuti moved upriver for more than a week on a Congo River barge. Their exodus from the Ituri included landcruiser, bus, barge, motorbike and finally […]