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Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Democratic Republic of the Congo (population 58.32 million people) is a country in Central Africa that covers an area of 2, 345, 410 km2. Interest in palliative care has come to light in the ... More


Settings and Samples in African Cults of Affliction

John M. Janzen

in Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072657
eISBN:
9780520910850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072657.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents an impressionistic picture of cults of affliction in Kinshasa, Zaire; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Mbabane-Manzini, Swaziland; and Cape Town, South Africa. Nkita is associated with ... More


Rough Towns: Mobilizing Uncertainty in Kinshasa

Abdoumaliq Simone

in African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402246
eISBN:
9780226402413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402413.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Through activities of mutual accommodation, local agglomerations of urban residents bring about new exteriors—new spaces of implication, reference, and operation that exert potentially unsettling ... More


Local Futures, the Future of the Local: Urban Living in a Central African Metropolis

Filip De Boeck

in African Futures: Essays on Crisis, Emergence, and Possibility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402246
eISBN:
9780226402413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402413.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers an attempt at re-inhabiting the notion of the local, and bring it out of the shadow of the global. The question is not only how to reassess the local as analytical unit, but how ... More


Caring for people ‘without’ value: movement, reciprocity and respect in Kinshasa’s retirement homes

Katrien Pype

in Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447325253
eISBN:
9781447325307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325253.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter aims to bring the retirement home into the conversation about care services in African societies. While there are indeed not that many retirement homes operating on the continent, they ... More


The Post-Mobutu Order and Politics After Liberation

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter tells the story of how the post-Mobutu order was consolidated. Kabila wasted no time in purging the Mobutist elite, circulating a revamped currency and building a new army under the ... More


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