Author Archives: Terese Hart

View from Congo : Covid-19 and Violence

Above map shows the rate of geographic spread of Covid-19 in Congo Covid-19 confinement in the USA was to open cautiously – but unjustified police brutality, resulting in death of yet another black man, was the rupture through which mass protests poured through city streets of USA.  Violence broke out and escalated in the urban […]

Virus Compatriots of Covid-19 in Congo

Ebola virus: an electron micrograph of an ebolavirus virion I came back from the Lomami National Park a week ago and, checking the news, found Covid-19 spreading in Kinshasa, but it has not exploded.  Here’s the situation. And there is still no sign of covid-19 in Kindu where I am now.  When John returned to […]

Coronavirus in Congo

Above a Commercial center Kinshasa on the 25th of March. Most non-food shops were closed and circulation was cut back.  This corner would normally have 3x this much activity. Dr. Jean-Paul Mira, head of Intensive Care at a Paris hospital, overwhelmed by the French Coronavirus crisis, suggested that a possible new Covid-19 vaccine be tested […]

Congo’s Lost Monkey

The last Kisangani Red Colobus seen was for sale along the major RN4 road to Kisangani. Kisangani Red Colobus was designated a “lost species” by Global Wildlife Conservation.  John Hart set out in 2019 to document what was known — either to find the Kisangani Red Colobus or to officially document its extinction.  Below is […]