English wrestlers keep their titles against Congolese wrestlers
20 May 2019 | 2:30 pm
DR Congo hosts a mini wrestling tournament between English and Congolese wrestlers at the YMCA (Youth Men Christian Association) stadium in Kinshasa, finally seeing English wrestlers win.
24 May 2021
The Congolese government said it was evacuating Goma, a city of nearly 2 million people, after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Lava reached the city's airport but stopped short of the urban areas.
28 May 2021
Lava approaches houses in Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during the eruption of Nyiragongo volcano.
3 Jun 2021
It was considered one of the deadliest days in the country in recent years. A group with suspected ties to the Islamic State has been blamed.
10 Jun 2021
DR Congo is home to Earth's second-largest tropical rainforest. In the town of Yangambi, some 2,000 kilometres from the capital Kinshasa, lies what was once the world's leading tropical research centre. Founded by the Belgians in the 1930s, it fell into neglect after independence in 1960 and was miraculously spared during the two Congo wars. It's now being rehabilitated with the support of scientists and donors from around the world. Our correspondents report.
16 Jun 2021
Four experts from DR Congo's Goma Volcano Observatory (GVO) take the trail to the summit of Mount Nyiragongo, whose volcano erupted on May 22, spewing rivers of lava and forcing the evacuation of Goma.
1 Jul 2021
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9 Jul 2021
For more than twenty years, the Beni region of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been engulfed in conflict between rival rebel groups. Over the years, one group has become more feared than the rest: the Allied Democratic Forces. Frequently referred to as the ADF, they are accused of the massacre of several thousand civilians.
27 Jul 2021
Students protest at the University of Kinshasa campus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after a police officer shot a student over the weekend for not wearing a mask while filming on the streets of the capital.
12 Sep 2021
Performers dressed in cans, tubes, mirrors and other materials salvaged from rubbish bins parade through the streets of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, for the 5th edition of the "KinAct" festival, which aims to raise awareness of the environment as well as art.
17 Sep 2021
An opposition demonstration, banned by the authorities, is quickly supressed by the police in Kinshasa who proceed to arrest people. Local leader of the opposition party Martin Fayulu also becomes embroiled with the police during the demonstration. Along the road, a large police presence is visible for several kilometres, from the Palais du peuple (the seat of parliament, in the north of the capital) to the popular district of Tshangu.
26 Sep 2021
Ten years after their glory days, disabled music group Staff Benda Bilili dreams of returning to the music scene and of claiming the fruits of their former success, even if it means falling out with those who made them famous.
3 Oct 2021
WHO horrified over sexual exploitation by aid workers in DR Congo. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is horrified at the findings of a report into alleged sexual abuse by aid workers tackling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard has retired from international football at the age of 31. Hazard made his Belgium debut in 2008 at the age of 17, and went on to win 126 caps, scoring 33 goals. Credit: @ujuochulo for The Guardian
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Since at least 2013, the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast, terminating at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, many of whom had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants, according to dozens of witness accounts and documentation reviewed by Reuters.
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China has said it will allow COVID patients with mild symptoms to isolate at home, it has also reduced the scope of lockdowns where cases are noticed and made regional travel easier. This follows widespread protests.
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The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, giving rise to Russia and 14 independent states. Now it seems Russian President Vladimir Putin no longer respects the sovereignty of those other nations. That’s led to a new patriotism in the ex-Soviet states.
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The M23 rebel group has said in a statement that they are ready to withdraw from occupied areas in eastern Congo. However, this comes amid reports of renewed fighting and as the DRC accuses M23 of killing 272 civilians.
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino heaped praise on the Qatar 2022 World Cup thus far, saying teams from across the world are competitively closer than ever before with all six geographical permanently inhabited continents having representatives in the knockout stages for the first time in history.