Congo · history · Kinshasa · thoughts

A short summary of my family’s history in Congo

Everyone calls me Emilio but my full name is Khalid Emilio. It’s Khalid because I’m of Indian descent and also Nicaraguan on my mother’s side. My father, Karim, is an Ismaili and his father (my grandfather), Sultan, came to the Belgian Congo in the 1950s with his brothers Badhur and Sadru. They were among the… Continue reading A short summary of my family’s history in Congo

aid · thoughts

A list of NGOs and other organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo

There are thousands of non-profits, for-profits, non-governmental organizations, foreign and national programs to help the DRC out of poverty, to end wars, to stop malnutrition or to end corruption (among many other projects). Here is a non-exhaustive list of various NGOs and for-profit projects that are or have done significant work in the country (alphabetically).

Congo · Gombe · Kinshasa · photos · thoughts

Random photos of rain, plants, flowers and an apple pie

Here’s a bunch of pretty pics 😂 Drops on a bud Budding yellow flower Mint 🍃 Rain 🌧 drops on a yellow flower 🌸 Drops 💧 from a gutter Deflated flamingo and her baby Feathers of an African Grey parrot 🦜 Apple 🍏 pie 🥧 and cream 🥛 Plants after a rain Moringa plant leafs… Continue reading Random photos of rain, plants, flowers and an apple pie