review EK SIEN JOU!

South Africa has become a popular holiday destination. Many people want to travel to the southernmost country in Africa. To a number of Dutch people South Africa is not just a holiday destination, they have decided to move south and buy a second house, set up a business, take a longer time to stay there, … Continue reading review EK SIEN JOU!

after tunesia: laila lalami on morocco

Laila Lalami is a writer based in the United States of America. She was born in the North African country of Morocco. In the neighbouring country of Tunesia there was a start of an Arab spring. What will be the repurcussions for the countries near Tunesia? What will happen with the Moroccon kingdom. Laila wrote … Continue reading after tunesia: laila lalami on morocco


The number of hbooks about and from Congo / Zaire almost equals the seize of the country. This not a new book, but one dating from 1978. Written by a Belgium lawyer named Jules Chomé. For many years Chomé has been closely involved with th developments in Congo/Zaire. He was the one who defended in … Continue reading review L’ASCENSION DE MOBUTU

review CONGO

This is an plus size book, meant to read and view. There are many pictures in this book, showing life of the Belgian citizens living in Congo, during the colonial era. It was the world of the civil servants and later in time of the people who wanted to set up shop in the country … Continue reading review CONGO


What about the presidential election of 2006 in Congo? There were two candidates: one was the junior version of Kabila, and the other was Bemba. International election watchers had a close look during the elections. One of them was the Dutchman Jan Claveaux, who had worked as a missionary in Congo in the years 1960-175. … Continue reading review MUOYO WENU


Over a period of several years the journalist Sandiford visited the slumarea Korogocho in the Kenian capotal Nairobi. Sometimes it was just a daylong visit. At another time she stayed for a month in a rented place in the slum area. So during this period of about twelve years she got to know quite a … Continue reading review DE BUREN VAN OBAMA’S OMA