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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 […]

Who is in charge here?

Warning some photos that follow may be disturbing. On the 8th of October this satellite message came from Oluo:  “At Benekamba- Debaba tortured and ear cut off by Fidel.  Aggressors left in dugout – direction Kakongo.” There is no telephone, radio or Thuraya in Benekamba.  To get the news out, a bushmeat porter left Benekamba […]