FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘They took my son:’ In DR Congo, villagers and hippos struggle to live side by side • FRANCE 24” – below is their description.
Since 2019, at least seven people have been killed by hippos on the banks of the Ruzizi river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prompting some villagers to carry out revenge attacks on the animals. Now, conservationists are warning the giant semi-aquatic mammals are facing a “mass extermination”, with at least three killed every month in the region.
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In This Story: Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DROC, or simply either Congo or the Congo, and historically Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. The capital is Kinshasa.
With a population of over 101 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most-populous officially Francophone country in the world.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is extremely rich in natural resources but has suffered from political instability. As of 2018, around 600,000 Congolese have fled to neighbouring countries from conflicts in the centre and east of the DRC. Two million children risk starvation, and the fighting has displaced 4.5 million people.