Norbert MBU-MPUTU

Freelance Journalist, Writer, and Publisher in Bristol, United Kingdom

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Born in DR Congo, using the writer's name of Norbert X, Norbert MBU-MPUTU lives in Bristol after ten years in Newport/Wales (UK).

Two times Unltd Millennium Awards winner, founder and coordinator of South People's Projects (SoPPro), a registered charity and coordinated the Community Space Partnership (Newport), a hub of community organisations.

Former UN worker and Team Leader of a British NGO, he is the trustee of Church Action on Poverty, Anti-Poverty Network Cymru & Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel (Wales) board member, an Anti-Poverty Ambassador; Free Fair DRC, Wales Peace Institute, United Nations Association Wales and Pen Wales member, the City of Newport Ambassador and the Diaspora Changemakers (sponsored by Comic Relief, DFiD, RSA and Common Purpose) alumnus.

Coordinated the project "Bamonimambo (The Witnesses): Congo and Wales Roots and Routes", sponsored by HLF, in footsteps of HM Stanley, he designed the Congo-British Isles Historical Links map and rediscovered the graves of the Congo Boys brought in 1884 in North Wales by Rev. William Hughes who founded in 1891 the Congo and African Institute of Wales.

A former researcher at the Centre d'Etudes Ethologiques de Bandundu (CEEBA DRC/Austria) and member of the Centre for Migration and Refugee Belongings (CMRB) at the University of East London, he studied Philosophy (MA), Anthropology and Sociology, journalism, ICT (Computer), Film (University of East London) and is studying an MA in Charity Management at St Mary's Catholic University (London), Norbert published many books (poetry, novels, essays, research) and his researchers include migration, asylum and refugee, multiculturalism, witchcraft and African Traditional Religions.

Journalist and often invited by medias (RFI, BBC) about Africa and Congo, he is the correspondent of international media and publishes articles in many magazines around the world.

His last book in French "L'autre Lumumba. Peuple du Congo, résistances et victories sur le front de la Guerre froide" (Another Lumumba. People of the Congo, Resistand and Victory at the Front Line of the Cold War, 740 pages).

  • Work
    • South People's Projects Coord.
  • Education
    • MA in Phylosophy, BA courses in Anthropology and Sociology