DRC: 30 people handed death sentence after anti-police violence
17 May 2021 | 6:52 am
Dozens of police were injured and one officer was killed this week as rival Muslim factions clashed in Kinshasa during the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Rangers and troops in DR Congo are accused of working with soldiers to terrorise and kill members of the indigenous Batwa community in a bid to drive them out of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park. Also, Rwanda marks 28 years since the start of the genocide of the Tutsis and moderate Hutus. Over a million lives were lost. President Paul Kagame says too many perpetrators are still at large, hiding out overseas. And a quarter of a century after the death of Nigerian music icon Fela Kuti, we see how his son and grandson are perpetuating his legacy. DR CONGO
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