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    The Obama Administration’s policy toward the Democratic Republic of the Congo is centered on helping the country become more democratic, at peace within its region, and more able to provide for the basic needs of its citizens. The U.S. provided $277 million in bilateral aid to DRC in 2016, along with $166 million in emergency assistance. Targeted sanctions under Executive Order 13413 (2006) focus on human rights issues such as sexual violence and child soldiers, both of which are exacerbated by…

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    Mbuti Pygmies

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    Pygmy Families Left in Limbo." The article was published in the Washington Post back in 2006, and details how drastically the Mbuti Pygmies' way of life has changed over the past few decades. Unfortunately, due to civil unrest in the Republic of Congo, the Mbuti, "fled their homes because of the militia fighting that has consumed this mineral-rich eastern region"…

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    of exile. Leah Price, second oldest daughter of Nathan Price and Orleanna Price, from a young age of 14 learned the frustrating, bewitching and nullifying abstraction of exile, and continued to learn in her aging years. Leah Price exiles herself from her family, her home and her faith in her religion and becomes the woman she is today. Leah Price was exiled to the Congo because of her faith. The exile was executed by her father who decided to move the entire family to the congo to begin their…

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    family flew in, they were only allocated a certain weight limit for baggage on the plane. This is an early foreshadowing of how Leah is very minimal and only uses what is necessary. “When I stare at them with the rainy-season light in my eyes and Congo grit in my teeth, I can hardly…

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    The novel The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver is a wonderful story that depicts the lives of missionaries in the Congo. The Price’s, who are staying in a small village, illustrates the hardships and joys the African desert can bring. Each daughter teaches a lesson while their mother, Orleanna acts as a comprehensive voice. One of the main aspects of this book is women. The storyline battles with misogyny and the patriarchy that defines their societal norms. The women have a strong…

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    Ruth May Research Paper

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    The Price family's intention to single-handedly convert the natural ways of the Congo acted as a kick-start to Ruth May’s tragic downfall. As the Price family ventured throughout Kilanga they were faced with challenges. The traditional values of the Congolese were foreign to the Price family and their actions brought along consequences. The garden, Nathan planted was a prime example of the force Kilanga has on the Price family. When Nathan set out to plant his garden, “he declared he would make…

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    Nathan is witnessing the congo after years of turmoil caused by king leopold and his cronies. “For Europeans, Africa remained the supplier of valuable raw materials—human bodies and elephant tusks. But otherwise they saw the continent as faceless, blank, empty a place on the map waiting to be explored, one ever more frequently described by the phrase that says more about the seer than the seen: the Dark Continent.” (Hochschild, 1).The imperialism of this time shows that the congo was even an…

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    persuade someone, or to make a comparative point, allusions are an effective literary device. Barbara Kingsolver is an American woman who spent parts of her childhood in the Congo. She uses this first hand experience to fill her most popular book, the Poisonwood Bible with allusions. This story takes place at a time when the Congo is fighting for, and achieving independence from imperialistic countries. Belgium, the United States, and a number of other countries attempted to colonize the country…

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    Nathan In The Congo

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    Coming from the first world, economically blessed United States, the Price’s travel to the third world country of the Congo. Amidst all of the dangers; the dark and dreary jungle filled with snakes of animal and human nature, the Congo’s unsafe, unsecure quality of life, and the constant struggling fight for supremacy, the Price’s have come to revive the broken souls of the Congo. They have come to achieve redemption for abolishing the spirits of those who died in the Bataan Death March, by…

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    Imperialism In Rwanda

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    Rwanda is a small landlocked country in East Africa, with a population of about 11 million, Rwanda was one of the last countries to be infiltrated by European contact. Rwanda has been showing signs of rapid economic development. Internationally many countries are concerned with Rwanda’s declining human rights. Rwanda is an amazing country that has been able to renew and rebuild its economy. There were three peoples in Rwanda Twa, Hutu, and Tutsi. The Twa preferred hunting and gathering and…

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