Spotlights from Democratic Republic of Congo

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Personal reflections on the state of science journalism—from the World Conference of Science Journalists

Patrick Kahondwa August 19, 2019

Patrick Kahondwa is the program manager at Radio Universitaire ISDR (Institut Superieur de Developpement Rurale) in Bukavu, DRC. After reading an Opportunity […]

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Meet Radio Communautaire la Vérité, a new FRI broadcasting partner in eastern DRC

Jaime Little June 11, 2018

Their high-power transmitter is broken and their sponsors haven’t been paying their bills. But the team behind Radio Communautaire la Vérité (or […]

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New radio station to open in DRC national park

Jaime Little May 22, 2018

A team of five radio enthusiasts is rushing to finalize plans for a new radio project in eastern DRC that will emphasize […]

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Spotlight: DRC’s Radio Ondese launches campaign to end child marriage

Jaime Little February 05, 2018

When the drought of 2015 caused widespread hunger in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reporters at Radio Ondese FM concentrated their efforts […]

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DRC: With no guaranteed control methods, farmers experiment with their own techniques to manage ‘Boko Haram’ caterpillar

Aimee Ngnemzue July 31, 2017

In the Eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo, 2016/2017 was a bad season for most farmers. A caterpillar called Mtenkunya in […]

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Raising funds for a community radio station in the DRC

admin June 27, 2016

It can be difficult for a community radio station to find enough funds to ensure good staff and great programming. But some […]

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Spotlight: Rice for Radio at station in the DR Congo

admin June 06, 2016

Kibombo is an isolated rural town in the DRC. Though the provincial capital, Kindu, is just 160 kilometres away, road travel is […]

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Spotlight on broacaster Adeline Nsimire

Paddy Roberts June 08, 2015

Barza Wire is pleased to present a profile of Congolese broadcaster Adeline Nsimire. Ms. Nsimire trained as a sociologist. After graduating, she […]

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