DRC is seen as one of the world’s worst basket cases. In an animated short presented at DOK Leipzig, filmmakers from both the former colony and its European metropole brilliantly illustrate what dependency means for the African country, and our role in it.
“The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim is not as big or famous as some others. However, it houses a good collection of well-organized and showcased Egyptian antiquities. These exhibits appeal to children and adults alike.”
LeipGlo has interviewed Alhassan Muniru, a bright young entrepreneur from Ghana who has studied at Leipzig University. As head of the organization Recycle Up! Ghana, he has grabbed the attention of the World Bank and hobnobbed with the likes of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
“There is more to DRC than the poverty and war rhetoric that is dominant in ‘the West.’ And Leipzig offers us a beautiful lens into the land that gave us Lumumba.” @ Grassi Museum
“I like to see this journey as a form of reverse voluntourism. Instead of waiting for the white saviour, I opted to ease the burden by learning how to be my own saviour. Simple reciprocity, really.” New column: Leipzig and “Africa in Germany” through the eyes of a Kenyan female PhD candidate.
“Quitting my job, leaving everything behind and moving from Leipzig to South Africa was probably the craziest thing I have ever done in my life, but to be honest, also one of the best things.”