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Remembering Congolese Rumba Maestro Papa Wemba

Remembering Congolese Rumba Maestro Papa Wemba

It is one year since Congolese crooner Papa Wemba collapsed and and died while performing in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire. Several events are planned in Kinshasa, Congo DR to mark the occasion. Papa Wemba’s real name was Jules Shungu Wembadio. His untimely death has spawned a number of conspiracy theories. Like many other accomplished artistes from […]

Africa Faces a New Threat to Democracy – the ‘Constitutional Coup’

Africa Faces a New Threat to Democracy – the ‘Constitutional Coup’

Conventional wisdom tells us that good political societies are built on the principles of constitutionalism. This entails upholding the rule of law and separation of powers. This is to ensure an even distribution of power where a society is “built on principles of law, not men”. In the 1990s many African states reinvented their constitutions […]

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso Appreciates China’s Support for Development

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso Appreciates China’s Support for Development

Republic of Congo’ President Denis Sassou Nguesso said Tuesday that his country appreciates China’s support for his country’s development. In a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Sassou Nguesso said that he wishes success for all the Chinese invested projects in Congo. Sassou Nguesso noted that his country firmly supports China’s legitimate positions with […]

Catholic Church in DRC Congo Confirm Kabila to Step Down After Elections in New Deal

Catholic Church in DRC Congo Confirm Kabila to Step Down After Elections in New Deal

Congolese President Joseph Kabila will step down after elections held before the end of 2017, under a draft deal struck by political parties, according to a lead mediator from the Catholic Church. Under the deal made on Friday, but not yet signed, Kabila will be unable to change the constitution to extend his mandate and […]

Image of Endangered Gorilla With Brave Man Who is Devoted to Protecting Him Will Touch Your Heart

Image of Endangered Gorilla With Brave Man Who is Devoted to Protecting Him Will Touch Your Heart

This picture depicts a young mountain gorilla named Matabishi with Mathieu, a caretaker at the rescue center. The obvious love and trust between the two is a testament to the incredible efforts of the Virunga staff. Our planet is quickly hurtling into its sixth mass extinction event. A mass extinction event is classified as the […]

Congo Opposition Leader Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Congo Opposition Leader Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

A court in Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced a political opposition leader to five years in prison on Wednesday, a human rights advocate said, a judgment that risks imperiling multi-party talks meant to organize a presidential election next year. The court found Franck Diongo, president of the opposition MLP party, guilty of illegally detaining three […]

DRC court jails 15 anti-Kabila protesters, 34 others acquitted

DRC court jails 15 anti-Kabila protesters, 34 others acquitted

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday sentenced 15 anti-government protesters to three years in prison on charges of ‘rebellion’. The court in Lubumbashi, located in the DRC’s south-east also acquitted thirty-four others who were arrested during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s continued stay in power, AFP reports. But Désiré Kasakula, […]

More than 40 killed in DR Congo Anti-Kabila Protests

More than 40 killed in DR Congo Anti-Kabila Protests

At least 40 people have been killed and another 460 arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to leave office, the UN said Friday. “The UN Joint Human Rights Office in the DRC (UNJHRO) has documented at least 40 killings of civilians in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Boma […]

Boy (Dunia Sibomana) Disfigured by Chimpanzee Attack in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

Boy (Dunia Sibomana) Disfigured by Chimpanzee Attack in Africa Thrives After US Surgery

In this Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 photo, Annabelle Chaix, 9, right, plays with a notch in Dunia Sibomana’s ear at their house in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The notch along with other disfigurations were caused by a chimpanzee attack. A Congolese boy who was severely disfigured in a chimpanzee attack is marveling doctors […]

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A new drug could soon lead to a cure for AIDS, according to evidence gleaned from recent experiments in Israel. The drug, which is named Gammora, has been effectively killing high amounts of the cells that cause the debilitating disease that breaks down the body’s immune system, the Jewish Press reported Tuesday. Gammora was credited […]

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