media has suffered much from repression, exile, and worse, and on December 18
it lost one of its most beloved and compassionate voices. Caroline Gombakomba, a reporter and radio host since 2003 for the Voice of
America's Studio 7 broadcasts to the Southern African country, died in Silver Spring, Maryland. Gombakomba, 40,
had been fighting breast cancer for years and in this second round met death
with her customary serenity and courage.