DR Congo: Cursed by its natural wealth

I read this article on the BBC News website last night and it was quite shocking.

Congo had a sophisticated civilisation until the 15th/16th centuries when it started being exploited and has since been sent to dark places while other nations benefit from its resources.

I didn't know that so much of the weaponry used by the allies in WW2 had components that were take from Congo, or the level of interference the population had suffered.

A very good read.


The Democratic Republic of Congo is potentially one of the richest countries on earth, but colonialism, slavery and corruption have turned it into one of the poorest, writes historian Dan Snow.

Africa VS Asia UK Comedy Tour


Constructed around the standup routines of some of the nation's most celebrated and rising comedians.

WE ARE ONE spearheads the newest generation of comedy that is quintessentially British.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER Africa meets Asia combines the best of both continents under the banner of mutual respect.

Our goal for this tour is simple, to break down racial and cultural stereotypes whilst educating muslims and non-muslims about tolerance and acceptance through the vehicle of comedy.

Proceeds from this show will go to help support orphanages in Kenya, Pakistan and Guyana.

Hosted by Nabil Abdul Abdul Rashid

Representing the Asian Corner (red corner)

Inder Manocha

Halal Bilal

Mickey Sharma

Tez Ilyas