Borne Zéro

Tshisuaka, Albert (aka Tshitshi)

Illustrator country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Scenarist: Tshisuaka, Albert (aka Tshitshi)

Scenarist country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Language: French

Keywords: coltan; criminality; Great Lakes; violence


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2009-2010


Published in: edited by S. Federici e A. Marchesini Reggiani, Africa Comics 2009-2010, Lai-momo, Sasso Marconi 2010 ISBN: 978-88-89581-28-5

The terminal zero – With more than a hundred flights every week, Goma’s airport is a key location in the African Great Lakes region. Here, the coltan business is widespread: this mineral is highly valued by the companies who produce cell phones and it’s an important part of the local criminal trade. A couple of young people find out about it and manage to record these facts on camera, but they are caught red handed. The man is apprehended, while the girl manages to escape and reach the terminal zero where she can ask the blue helmets, the peace forces, for help. But unfortunately, she doesn’t receive the help needed…

DETAILS add_circle_outline

Technique: Ink and watercolor on paper


Original drawings

Year: 2010

Dimensions: 29,7 x 42 cm

Inventory: inv. 205 / coll. CX29.CONGO.TSHITSHI.1

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page is made up of two pieces of sheet