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For Congo's Hero Pastor, the Clock is Ticking Down

(1) Comments | Posted February 4, 2011 | 4:12 PM

A couple of weeks ago, I told you the story of Pastor Marrion P'Udongo, the "Oskar Schindler of Congo" who's now in dire need of a kidney transplant. I explained how during the war, the pastor had risked his life to shelter scores of his neighbors who were being persecuted...

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A Hero in Need: The 'Oskar Schindler of Congo' Fights for His Life

(21) Comments | Posted January 20, 2011 | 8:59 PM

This past July, I got a call saying that a dear friend had suffered severe kidney failure and wasn't expected to live. Pastor Marrion P'Udongo has been called the "Oskar Schindler of Congo," a man who's helped save and nurture hundreds of lives in a country where war has claimed...

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In Malawi, No More Sharing Water With Goats

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2009 | 1:43 PM

In my last post, I spoke about indicators for deforestation in Malawi. Today, I'll share one for the problem of attaining clean drinking water, then explain a cool invention I'm working on to address this issue.

Until recently, my mother spent over 700 hours every year just bringing our...

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Planting Trees and Moving Windmills in Malawi

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 8:47 AM

At my high school we've been learning about "indicators," so I want to share a good one for the problem of deforestation in my native Malawi: by this time next year, my mother will have spent 1,095 hours looking for firewood just so my family can eat.

That's three...

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Anniversary of a Massacre Foretold

(5) Comments | Posted May 5, 2008 | 3:02 PM

This week marks the five-year anniversary of the fall of Bunia, a tiny trading town in northeastern Congo where over five hundred people were massacred by ethnic militia in a blood spree for gold and plunder. Many of those killed were then mutilated and their organs eaten on the killing...

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