In tonight’s edition: The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million on Monday to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 countries, nineteen of which are in Africa. In DRCongo the Gombe commune in Kinshasa has been isolated from other neighbourhoods. It is suspected of being the epicentre of cases in the country. And finally a group of volunteers in Dakar are spreading awareness to locals in the fight against the spread of Covid19.
Subscribe to France 24 now:
FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7
Visit our website:
Subscribe to our YouTube channel:
Like us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:
In This Story: France
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
6 Recent Items: France
In This Story: Kinshasa
Kinshasa, formerly Léopoldville, is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The city is situated alongside the Congo River. Once a site of fishing and trading villages, Kinshasa is now a megacity with a population of about 16 million.