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Aimee Manimani

Aimee Manimani is a Senior Communications Officer for World Vision. Previously she worked for Radio Mutaani Goma and the United Nations for Development Program. She has also worked for the Amani program, a National Program established following the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, held in Goma; then for the National Multi-sectoral Programme against HIV/AIDS, PNMLS, in its coordination of South Kivu.

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Diary of an aid worker: The truth about gold mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Notebook

Diary of an aid worker: The truth about gold mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

A couple of weeks ago I visited a gold mining village more than 3,000 kilometres from the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa. Here the sad reality of my country has an even harsher face. Although other provinces are facing hunger and displacement caused by fighting, in this town the population is living under particularly difficult conditions.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 16 June 2013 at 5:00 am

Diary of an aid worker: Their fate could so easily have been my own, Notebook

Diary of an aid worker: Their fate could so easily have been my own

I was recently in Beni with a colleague from the UK where I was translating the testimonies of young girls who had suffered sexual abuse and in some cases forced to flee their homes. Since then I can’t stop thinking about the horrors suffered by so many children in the DRC and about how their fate could so easily have been my own.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 26 February 2013 at 5:28 pm

An aid worker’s diary: Returning to Goma, Notebook

An aid worker’s diary: Returning to Goma

During the recent conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, I was evacuated along with other World Vision colleagues to Gisenyi, Rwanda a town just two kilometers across the border.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 3:06 pm

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