The Italian Noble Who Conquered the Congo With Compassion

Their first meeting was a cordial affair. Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (an Italian representing the French Third Republic) met Henry Morton Stanley (a Welsh-born American exploring on behalf of Belgium’s King Leopold II) at Stanley’s well-appointed camp in the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo in 1880. Despite the language barrier, the two shared a sumptuous […]

Congo Ebola survivors returning home to fear and stigma of the unknown

Health officials face the challenge not only of combating a deadly virus in what is effectively a war zone but also of pushing back against possible stigma and fears of the unknown. Ebola survivors in Congo must now deal with the emotional toll of returning to nervous communities where they could be shunned.