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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 […]

Put your Nose to the Ground and Smell those Termites!

Both hunt termites and ants; Both hunt at night;Both hunt with their nose;Both have a long sticky tongue;Rather than chew, both grind exoskeletons in a muscular belly pouch (pylorus). BUT they are SO different. Take the Aardvark, Orycteropus afer:A most unusual living fossil. It is the only living species left in its genus. In fact, […]