Congo’s capital attempts clean-up ahead of Pope visit
21 January 2023 | 4:11 pm
Before dawn, crews from Kinshasa's sanitary police brigade armed with crowbars and aided by a bulldozer, set on demolishing makeshift stalls that crowd a busy intersection and a main artery of the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital.
Kinshasa's police chief says at least 50 people have died after intense rains triggered flooding and landslides.
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The M23, a key rebel group in the eastern Congo, says it has agreed to a ceasefire but experts are skeptical. The European Union has meanwhile imposed new sanctions on M23 commanders.
Excitement builds outside Lusail Stadium ahead of highly-anticipated World Cup final between Argentina and France.
The flood-prone capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo saw around 280 houses wiped out by the floods earlier this week. UN officials now have updated figures.
Jozef and Wiktoria Ulma offered several Jewish people refuge from the Nazis in German-occupied Poland before being caught and killed. The Vatican now plans to beatify the pair before possible sainthood.
Picking up spoiled kernels from a sack of maize is the only job farmers like Valerie Kahindo can find in the eastern Congolese city of Goma. After rebel fighters seized her fields, she was forced to flee without her eight children.
The Congolese government wants to speed up the procurement of weapons to help it fight rebel groups in the east. The UN also renewed its peacekeeping mission in the DRC for another year.
For several months, the M23 rebel group has been pursuing an offensive in eastern DR Congo. The rebels are drawing ever closer to the provincial capital Goma, a city they conquered and briefly held during their last offensive 10 years ago. Our reporters spoke to residents of Goma who are still haunted by the fighting of 2012 and fear the rebels' return. Meanwhile, diplomatic pressure is growing on Rwanda, with DR Congo, France and Germany openly accusing Kigali of supporting the group – something it denies.
The first German-born pope in centuries has been hailed as a "formative figure" in the Catholic Church. Mourners gathered at Benedict's Bavarian birth village to pay their respects following his death at the age of 95.
This video contains images of the former Pope's body. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was among those paying their respects to the body of Benedict at St. Peter's Basilica in the first of three days of public viewing. Benedict died on Saturday at the age of 95.
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