By Ken Gire

[b]Revere existence, and provides yours away for the sake of serving others.[/b]

As a tender guy, Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness. His vast expertise and fortitude propelled him to a spot as one in all Europe’s most famed philosophers, theologians, and musicians within the early 20th century. but Schweitzer stunned his contemporaries by means of abandoning worldly luck and embarking on an epic trip into the wilds of French Equatorial Africa, vowing to function a lifelong healthcare professional to “the least of these” in a mysterious land rife with famine, disease, and superstition.[b]<b>[i]<b><b>

Enduring trouble, clash, and private struggles, he and his liked spouse, Hélène, turned French prisoners of struggle in the course of WWI, and Hélène later battled power health problems.

Ken Gire’s page-turning, novelesque narrative sheds new gentle on Schweitzer’s faith-in-action ethic and his dedication to honor God by way of celebrating the sacredness of all life.

The legacy of this 1952 Nobel Prize honoree endures within the thriving African health center group that begun in a humble poultry coop, within the hundreds of thousands who've drawn proposal from his instance, and within the problem that emanates from his lifestyles tale into our day.
Albert Schweitzer appeared destined for greatness—and he accomplished it by way of making his existence his maximum sermon to a global in determined desire of desire and therapeutic.

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It took two months to remove the enormous quantities of coffee. The Société congolaise de café, the largest owner of coffee stocks in the area, went bankrupt. In one instance, Bemba even seized 200 tons of coffee beans from SCIBE, a company owned by his father, Bemba Saolona. Similar looting reportedly occurred at banks throughout eastern Congo, both in the Rwandan and Ugandan zones. 1). The UN panel points out that the governments of Uganda and Rwanda could scarcely have been unaware of the pillage carried out by their forces, given its scale.

Some suggest that over-populated Rwanda has no choice but to seek ‘lebensraum’ across the border. Such an analysis fails to account for a series of rather different policies since independence, despite the unchanging facts of Rwanda’s population density and Congo’s sparseness. 4 A more rewarding approach would start from the fact that Congo and Rwanda are polar opposites in terms of natural resources. King Leopold II created the ‘Congo Free State’ with the idea that his colony would prove extremely rich, although little was known about Congo’s riches at the time.

His moves against the politicians (‘liars’ according to public opinion) were supported. Nationalization of the universities was popular with professors and students, two important constituencies. Congolese, like most people, make political choices in terms of their perceived economic conditions and interests. From 1968 to around 1974, economic conditions were good, thanks to the restoration of order and the high price of copper on international markets. Starting in 1974, there was a series of disasters, some of them self-inflicted.

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