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Papa Wemba buried in Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been remembering its favourite son, Papa Wemba, who has been buried in Kinshasa. A private ceremony was held for

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been remembering its favourite son, Papa Wemba, who has been buried in Kinshasa. A private ceremony was held for

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Congolese singer Papa Wemba dies during concert

Congolese singer Papa Wemba, who became a global icon for African music, has died after collapsing on stage during a concert. The event in Abijan

Congolese singer Papa Wemba, who became a global icon for African music, has died after collapsing on stage during a concert. The event in Abijan

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Goodbye Mandima - remembering the end of an African childhood

Through home-movies discovered at my grandparents’ home in Bordeaux, I recount my childhood in Mandima, a little village in northeast Zaire, where

Through home-movies discovered at my grandparents’ home in Bordeaux, I recount my childhood in Mandima, a little village in northeast Zaire, where

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DR Congo's former VP Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes

In what is being described as a historic decision, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found the Democratic Republic of Congo’s former vice

In what is being described as a historic decision, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found the Democratic Republic of Congo’s former vice

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DRC capital brought to standstill in one-day general strike

A one-day strike brought the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo to a standstill on Tuesday (February 16). It aims to force President Joseph

A one-day strike brought the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo to a standstill on Tuesday (February 16). It aims to force President Joseph

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The day I met Masika

“You know, sometimes, I no longer want to live,” Masika had told me, her eyes filled with tears. “But I still find the strength, for the children.”

“You know, sometimes, I no longer want to live,” Masika had told me, her eyes filled with tears. “But I still find the strength, for the children.”

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DRC parties hard as fans celebrate nation's CHAN 2016 victory

When DR Congo's youngster Meshack Elia netted his second goal to send Mali packing, Kinshasa was already partying. That was still before Jonathan Bolingi slotted home the third, to seal a record secon

When DR Congo's youngster Meshack Elia netted his second goal to send Mali packing, Kinshasa was already partying. That was still before Jonathan Bolingi slotted home the third, to seal a record secon