The full episodes

On Wednesday May 6, 2015, the government of Cote d’Ivoire banned skin-whitening creams citing health risks caused by the use of these creams. This has generated much-needed discussion around the use of these creams on the African continent and in the diaspora.

Our guest, Dr. Anne Lihau-N’kanza, a Congolese surgeon joined us to discuss this very important issue affecting not only in Cote d’Ivoire, Congo but around the world.

Bio:

Dr. Anne Lihau-N’kanza is a Congolese surgeon trained in Trauma and Critical Care with a specialty in Burn Surgery. She currently practices in the United States, and dedicates part of her time to medical mission work, mostly in Haiti and the Congo. Her focus is on Trauma Prevention and Health Care Screening.

Her family’s strong political background and history has and continues to inspire her to participate in community outreach and awareness processes. As a Congolese woman and trauma surgeon, it is her conviction that empowerment and awareness through education are the mainstay of social advancement and development.

May 23, 2015

May 23: Anne Lihau N’Kanza: Skin Bleaching – the Psychological Legacy of Colonialism in Africa

On Wednesday May 6, 2015, the government of Cote d’Ivoire banned skin-whitening creams citing health risks caused by the use of these creams. This has generated […]
May 16, 2015

May 16 – Sabrina Moella: Made in Congo – From Kinshasa to Broadway

This Saturday, Congolese cultural worker, Sabrina Moella joined us. She is the creator of the remarkable one-woman play “Made in Congo: From Kinshasa to Broadway.” We […]
May 9, 2015

May 9 – Lubangi Muniania: Voices from the Past – Our Connections to Wisdom

We celebrate our mothers and the ancestral wisdom of the Congo going through generations of women leaders such as Kimpa Vita, Mama Onema, Sophie Kanza and […]
May 2, 2015

May 2 – James Hope: Black Lives Matter – from Baltimore to the Congo

James L. Hope joins Congo Live! to discuss his time in the Congo and the current situation in Baltimore. He was also in the Congo in […]
April 25, 2015

April 25 – Seon – From Washington to the Congo: How I met Lumumba

Our guest today is Dr. Yvonne Seon. Many do not know she is the mother of the American actor and comedian Dave Chappelle. Many also do […]