Horaci Garcia Martí | Videojournalist | Based in Barcelona, Spain | +34 644271223
A young Senegalese music producer is digitising one of the largest back catalogues of African music in the world. Binetou Sylla’s father founded the African label Syllart Records and discovered some of the continent’s biggest names. Until the project began, much of the music from the legendary label had only been available on vinyl records and CDs. Binetou wants to make this forgotten heritage the future of African hip-hop. A story for the BBC World Service.
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Legal clothes made by illegal people. Aziz Faye founded a cooperative that fights for the rights of undocumented migrants in Europe. He wants to prove that “even if the [Spanish] government refuses to give us our documents, we still have the capacity to develop society.”
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Escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is of grave concern – according to the UN . Fighting has flared up across three provinces — the latest in Ituri — where more than 20 thousand people have fled into neighbouring Uganda. Anne Soy and Horaci Garcia sent this report – it contains some distressing images. BBC News at Ten on February 2018.
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These makeshift wooden bikes, known as “chukudus”, are a vital part of the economy for young people in the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia
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BBC News Celestin Mahinda and his team of scientists constantly monitor the Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Based in the nearby town of Goma, they have saved lives by warning local communities of impending eruptions. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia Producer: Charlotte Attwood
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BBC: Mass graves in Kasai

by horacigm· May 25, 2017· in · 0 comments
BBC sees evidence of mass graves in Kasai in DRC.
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Two children die every minute globally from pneumonia – the world’s biggest killer of under-fives. A story for BBC 6 O’clock news with Anne Soy.
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The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, is due to end his term in power on Monday but he is not stepping down. There is growing concern that street protests will erupt in the country.
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The most loved African cop

by horacigm· December 22, 2016· in · 0 comments
Tamoke the robot has been brought in to ease Kinshasa’s traffic jams and reduce accidents. If it is successful in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it could be rolled out elsewhere. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia
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For three years South Sudan has tumbled deeper into self-inflicted chaos, and it now finds itself on the brink of something even more terrifying. United Nations officials rarely use the words “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing,” but they now say potentially both could envelop the world’s youngest country. Since violence flared in Juba in July and spread to the previously peaceful southern Equatoria states of South Sudan, 340,000 people have fled the violence into neighbouring Uganda. A BBC story with Alastair Leithead.
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