Relatives of murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba attend a moving ceremony in Brussels as Belgium returns his tooth. It's all that remains of him after his assassination in 1961. The former colonial power was found to be morally responsible for Lumumba's shocking death. Also, to mark World Refugee Day, we report on how one NGO in South Africa is trying to make sure that refugees don't fall behind at school more than necessary.
A Congolese refugee is providing clean energy to 200 businesses around north-western Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp with help from a 20-kilowatt mini solar grid.
Ahead of a visit by Belgian King Philippe, some in Congo want to know if he'll apologize for the brutality of Belgium's colonial past and what the benefits are of such a visit.
Many Congolese people are hoping for an apology when Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first visit of a Belgian royal couple in 12 years.
While DRC forces continue to fight the rebel group M23, the lives of civilians have suffered severe disruption as they try to flee conflict zones.
In a crime that shocked Brazil, 24-year-old Congolese refugee Moise Mugenyi Kabagambe was beaten to death in January. The worker at a beach kiosk in Rio de Janeiro had simply asked that his employers pay his overdue wages. His brutal xenophobic killing highlights the deeply rooted racism in Brazilian society. According to the latest Atlas of Violence, in 2019 in Brazil, 77% of homicide victims were Black.
24 Oct 2021
Five mixed raced women taken from their mothers in DR congo as children have gone to court after suing Belgium for crimes against humanity. The trial is the first of its kind. About 15 000 bi racial children were forcibly separated from their black mothers in the former Belgian colonies of DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. They were called children of sin and dumped in orphanages by the state.
23 Oct 2021
Hundreds of school children stormed the Democratic Republic of Congo's parliament on Thursday (October 21) amid a strike by school teachers over unresolved issues related to the roll-out of government's free primary education program. Teachers went on strike at the start of the school year on Oct. 4 over several issues including salaries, bonus pay and retirement age, according to the Congo Teachers Union.
26 Sep 2021
Three months on from its eruption, the volcanic Mount Nyiragongo looms over the Congolese city of Goma, and the damage it’s left in its wake. At a camp north of the city, thousands of people displaced by the destruction live in makeshift shelters, and are calling for government help.
5 Jun 2021
When Nyiragongo volcano erupted, residents of Goma in DR Congo were evacuated by authorities and many fled to Rwanda where they now live in a shelter in a camp set up by the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR).
14 Feb 2021
Poulet-Mayo is a unique Congolese chicken concoction born on the streets of Kinshasa three years ago, as a way of whetting more customers appetite and boosting sales at a local street food restaurant. Today, it features on hundreds of menus and has become a firm Kinnois favourite that inspired a song with fans saying it can easily compete with worldwide classics like steaks and shawarmas.
9 Oct 2020
Jillios, alias Jill, is a nine-year-old Congolese boy who is an ardent supporter of the Napoli football club. On September 25, he displayed his own football skills in Kinshasa, while sharing his dream of one day meeting his idols. Jillios was also seen on Wednesday September 30, enjoying some interviews of his favourite Napoli superstars, which he was watching on a phone with his feet.