Reflections on the Heart Africa from a Congolese

Some have called it the cradle of humanity. Some have called it the heart of darkness. A place where it’s hard to tell fact from fiction; where swindling, stealing, and doing whatever else it takes to survive has become the common modus operandi. It is a place that has known many names, but my family has only associated it with one – home. Centuries ago, like many other African nations, the Democratic Republic of Congo (or simply Kongo at that time) was a great empire, respected by fellow African empires all across the continent. However, like many other African empires, contact with Europeans proved to be catastrophic. I have no interest in passing value judgments on the Europeans, first because the emperor of Kongo (known as the Manikongo) suffered from the same level of hubris and belief in social degradation as any other emperor in any kingdom at the time had. Second, fear of that which we don’t understand – especially people different from ourselves – is common to all human beings, and has led to countless acts of violence and discrimination across the entire span of history, a fact that remains both horrific and strangely intriguing. But either way, it is a fact nonetheless. A collapse in the empire revealed a lack of social cohesion that plagued Congolese society for the last half millennium. People often ask, why can’t certain African nations unite and work for peace? The answer is complex, but I would say that it’s due to the entirety of certain nations being in a constant state of survival. Many revolutions and ideological uprising are rooted...

World-Changing Campaign Seeks Amazing Volunteers

  Do you want to be part of a campaign that’s going to transform the 3rd world? Do you want to be able to say that you changed the lives of 70 million people in Africa, while meeting entrepreneurs, politicians, and even celebrities along the way? Are you tired of donating to charities and seeing nothing change in poor countries? Well, we’re right there with you. We represent Emmanuel Weyi. Mr. Weyi is an entrepreneur who has lived in Colorado for the past 2 decades, and as you know, he is running for President of the Democratic Republic of Congo. And we need *YOUR* help. Emmanuel Weyi is a Congolese native, and after running a sustainable energy business in the Congo for the past 20 years, Mr. Weyi — along with the rest of the world — has recognized that Congo is a broken nation. No safety. No sanitation. No security. No hope. Mr Weyi is the leader Congo needs. He has had success in business in the US, and he is a tribal chief of high esteem in Congo. With his unique qualities, he will focus on reforming education, women’s rights and the economy in order to defend the human rights of Congolese people. So how can you help? *We are looking for volunteers to commit 2-3 hours per week in one of these areas: –research –web design –graphic design –photography/videography –social media –communications –event planning/execution A lot people will read this and say: “Congo is too far away. I don’t know how I can make a difference.” But you can. That computer or phone you’re reading this on...

Emmanuel Weyi Delivers Outstanding Speech at Innovation Pavillion

The Innovation Pavillion is an ecosystem for entrepreneurs. Consisting of real estate options, mentor-ship programs, service provider contracts, corporate relations and structured funding programs, IP aids entrepreneurs and companies in cultivating ideas and reaching their highest potential. Through the employment of sharing and collaboration, the Innovation Pavillion values communal spaces and thinking. The Innovation Pavillion in just a few short years has had an incredible impact facilitating and recognizing innovative/social business. The night of January 8, 2015, IP hosted a successful event celebrating their third anniversary and the Weyi campaign. Vic Ahmed, co-founder and chairman, gave a beautiful speech about Emmanuel Weyi and Weyi followed with an equally outstanding declamation. The event both inspired and educated its guests and served as a great networking experience for all those...