Congo: The Game - Kostenloser Versand ab 29€. Jetzt bei laswerk.nu bestellen!. Monkeystone Games, Inc. war ein unabhängiges US-amerikanisches Als zweite Eigenentwicklung folgte das Puzzle-Spiel Congo Cube, das ursprünglich für. Based on the board game by Decision Games, Congo Merc includes everything from hostage rescue to tracking down Cuban cadre. You recruit from a variety of.
Rider Haggard 's hero, Allan Quatermain. He called the film a splendid example of a genre no longer much in fashion, the jungle adventure story.
Hal Hinson of the Washington Post called the film a " Spielberg knockoff A video game based on the film, Congo The Movie: The Lost City of Zinj , was released in A pinball machine was produced that was based on the film.
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Further details may exist on the talk page. Kathleen Kennedy Sam Mercer. Dylan Walsh as Peter Elliott, a primatologist of Berkeley, California who wants to return his gorilla, Amy, to her birthplace in the Congo's Virunga region.
Tim Curry as Herkermer Homolka, a Romanian man who offers to finance the expedition. He poses as a wealthy philanthropist , but is soon revealed to be in dire financial straits.
His real aim is to find the mythical Lost City of Zinj, where he lost another expedition some years before.
Grant Heslov as Richard, Peter's research assistant. Joe Don Baker as R. He wants to find the diamond mines to finance and expand his satellite technologies.
Lorene Noh and Misty Rojas as the in-suit performers of Amy, a female eastern gorilla , born in the Virunga region, who is studied by Peter in the United States.
She likes to draw scenes from her dreams, in which the Lost City of Zinj often appears. Joe Pantoliano as Eddie Ventro, an American living in Central Africa who hires Munro, and organizes the group's transportation and materials.
Delroy Lindo as Captain Wanta uncredited , a corrupt African military officer whom the group must bribe in order to gain safe passage.
Hecker and Peter Elliott provide the gorilla vocalization. This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it.
They Took Crichton Out of the 'Congo ' ". A menagerie helps create the setting of a jungle airstrip. When I visited their villages, in the summer of , they were angry and desperate: They blamed "Obama's Law," as they called it, for the fact that they could no longer afford school fees for their children or medical care for their pregnant wives.
By December of that year, some of those villages were reporting outbreaks of Kwashiorkor. As far as I know, none of us who oppose Dodd Frank on humanitarian and intellectual grounds has any criticism to make of Dodd Frank , which mandates disclosure of payments by resource extractors.
On the contrary, we repeatedly warned the advocates that , with its manifest cruelties, would be used as a cudgel by corporate interests to make the broader case against reform.
This is, of course, exactly what has happened. Why else did the incoming acting chair of the SEC make this provision the subject of his very first official statement?
Let me conclude by citing some of the Congolese who have been affected by the law, and whose voices have been all-but-ignored in the debate: Our families and us will be doomed to death if you do not hear these cries of alarm.
Do not wait to rescue us when we will be already in the grave. Act in time to avoid the humanitarian catastrophe that would arise from the consequences of your suspension to purchase our minerals.
Is it to make peace or to trouble the peace, when the life is stopped for a population? No job, no life. Please imagine the consequences…" Oh, and here's what the Intercept is publishing: This is a draft of the first part of an abandoned two-part book review I wrote a while back about three books about the origins and spread of the HIV virus.
That event, as trivial as a papercut, set in motion one of the greatest catastrophes in human history: The global AIDS pandemic, which has killed 30 million people to date and continues to infect two million more each year.
At each step in the spread of the disease entirely contingent circumstances came into play, many the result of well-intentioned humanitarian initiatives, that amplified the pandemic when it might have burned itself out.
These books tell two stories: One is the story of the origin and global spread of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV ; the second is the story of the dedication, ingenuity and sheer good luck of the scientists who figured it all out.
AIDS, like the flu or smallpox, is zoonotic, that is, it passes from animals to humans. Variants of the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus SIV , from which HIV derives, have circulated for millennia among the primates inhabiting the tropical rainforests of west and central Africa.
In fact, on at least at least eight separate occasions in the 20 th century a far less transmissible strain of the virus, the HIV-2, passed to humans from a species of monkey called the sooty mangabey.
HIV-1 has also infected humans on multiple occasions—at least four that we know of, three times via chimpanzee and once via gorilla.
Figuring that out took intrepid work. Chimpanzees are an endangered species: Killing or even tranquilizing them to secure blood samples is unacceptable.
Scientists had to develop new ways of testing urine and faeces to determine if they contained SIV antibodies. Incidentally, it was once thought that chimpanzees had evolved a tolerance for the virus, as the mangabeys have.
HIV-1M in turn has spawned an array of subtypes that have become endemic to different regions of the world. That there are so many global variants of HIV is a function of the speed with which the virus reproduces and the frequency with which it errs in doing so.
The virus evolves a million times faster than animals, meaning that in a mere decade it recapitulates the ten million years since humans, chimpanzees and gorillas last had a common ancestor.
Posted by David Aronson at 9: One way is to compare the infant mortality rate to other neighboring countries.
Here is a chart, drawn from UN statistics: You can see right away that the Congo is an outlier: It started the s with roughly the same mortality rate as sub-Saharan Africa as a whole, but gradually lost ground.
The Congo loses children per live births, compared to only 64 for Africa as a whole. But what do those numbers translate to in terms of real human beings?
About 2,, babies are born every year in the DRC. If some out of every of them die  , that means roughly , perish each year.
Compared to Kenya, DRC loses roughly , infants. And if the DRC performed no better than Nigeria, it would still lose 70, fewer babies each year.
Posted by David Aronson at 5: Tuesday, February 11, Quote of the Day. We also feel deeply committed, given past lessons, to try to prevent the chaos and the genocide that too often comes of the violence that can occur if things break down.
We all have an interest — and everybody has an interest — in not letting that happen. So here we have this new nation that is already in extremis, and we helped give birth to it.
We feel this is the part of our responsibility. We believe this is part of the defining of the future of Africa, and we will remain deeply committed and personally engaged in an effort to try to help the people of South Sudan define their own future in peace and prosperity, hopefully.
Wednesday, May 15, Exclusive: Global Witness, a British NGO, published a report last week detailing the massive failure of Dodd-Frank to achieve any of its intended goals.
Here are some of the report's highlights: The Man with the Golden Touch: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Congo disambiguation.
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