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Dorothee
Germany

Rainforest of Congo - A Rainforest Located To a LDC

Rainforest of Congo - A Rainforest Located To a LDC

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May 14, 2011
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Poison Dart Frog ( As far as I'm informed this photo got taken in the Surinami rainforest. By the way I meanwhile added a fanfiction as a tribute to rainforest in general to my comments under this photo. ) Angolan Rainforest (Located To a LDC)

Angolan Rainforest (Located To a LDC)

May 14, 2011
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This Bird Is Sitting On A Tree In The Rainforest Of Sierra Leone. The Cambodian Rainforest Is Located To One Of The Poorest Countries In The World.

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| 06:14 PM Jan 11 2019

Dorothee

Germany

The German monthly newspaper ‘GEO’ says that scientists from Durham (England) just found out that dogs actually are capable of sniffing a malaria infection even before first symptoms show.
At about the same time a team of scientists from the Netherlands invented a new method to catch the flies causing this disease that still is a huge problem in the Republic of Congo. Basically this thing is just a giant fly-catcher with some glue on. If you swing it around, the glue will make the fly stick to the glue making it harder for the fly to escape than an ordinary fly-catcher would.

| 07:01 AM Dec 30 2018

Dorothee

Germany

www.hrw.org/en/about
www.fondamu.org/whatwedo.html
also belong to organisations that help in Congo and other countries.

| 06:59 AM Dec 30 2018

Dorothee

Germany

‘Doctors Without Borders’ now announced that to stop the almost uncontrollable spread of Ebola in Congo they meanwhile even started using medicine against this disease that in fact is still being tested as doctors aren’t sure about the efficiency or side-effects of these pills yet.

| 05:53 PM Nov 17 2018

Dorothee

Germany

The latest episode of the German TV-show ‘Abenteuer Leben’ airing on ‘Kabel1’ talked about the Congolese ‘Women’s Tech Cooperation’ which hires poor single women to work in their production of robots functioning as street cops.
The initial motivation as well as the reason for their success are:
>There are only 74 stoplights in the entire country due to a lack of money.
>Many people don’t even understand street signs, written warnings or stoplights. After all they never went to school.
>These robots have cameras and automatically send footage to regular police stations so people get arrested for breaking the rules.
>Most police officers are rather corrupt and use their position to make people give them money. You can’t blame them. Their wages are very low and most of them don’t even get paid on a regular base.
>As regular buses or trains are too expensive for most people there are people who earn their living by buying old wrecked vans from the EU so as to use them as buses. These cheap buses are called ‘Death Ghosts’ for a reason. Many of these old vans are damaged one way or another, there are passengers sitting on the roof or clinging to the back, windows are mere holes with or without glas that initially didn’t even belong to this car and not even the gasoline comes from serious sources, but was sold by self-proclaimed street vendors.
>Especially during the rainy season the situation is too big for police officers to handle. Potholes and missing menhole covers become invisible beneath deep dirty water and many dead cars block the streets after water enters the exhaust.

| 07:31 PM Oct 06 2018

Dorothee

Germany

‘Domradio’ says that just a few more days until both Nadia Murad and the Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege will receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.
Nadia Murad is a Yeside Lady who was physically and mentally tormented by IS-fighters for speaking out against them. Doctor Denis Mukwege on the other hand treats traumatized and often gravely injured women in this hospital of his. There even are times when he meets 10 victims of sexual assault a day.

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