King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial ‘cruelty’ in Congo

King Philippe of Belgium has, for the first time in the country’s history, expressed what he termed his ‘deepest regrets’ for Belgium’s colonial rule over the Congo. He acknowledged that “acts of violence and cruelty” were committed, and that the wounds are still felt in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. His message … Read more King of Belgium expresses regrets for colonial ‘cruelty’ in Congo

DR Congo marks 60 years of independence from Belgian colonial rule

In tonight’s edition: Belgium’s King Philippe expressed his “deepest regrets” for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo, in a first for his country. Philippe made his remarks in a letter to the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, on the 60th anniversary of Congo’s independence on June 30, 1960. … Read more DR Congo marks 60 years of independence from Belgian colonial rule

Belgian King’s ‘deep regret’ over Congo suffering

Belgium’s King Philippe expressed deep regret on Tuesday for the “suffering and humiliation” inflicted on the Democratic Republic of Congo during its 75 years under Belgian rule. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest … Read more Belgian King’s ‘deep regret’ over Congo suffering

DR Congo artists take on Covid denial

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Faced with public denial about the dangers and even existence of Covid-19, a group of artists in the Democratic Republic of Congo launched their own awareness campaign by painting a series of colourful murals on a busy … Read more DR Congo artists take on Covid denial

How should Belgium come to terms with its brutal colonial past?

Belgium’s King Leopold II became exorbitantly wealthy by colonising the Democratic Republic of Congo. So as the Black Lives Matter movement grows, how should the country reconcile with its brutal past? Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzG5BnqHO8oNlrPDW9CYJog SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel … Read more How should Belgium come to terms with its brutal colonial past?

WHO PROD Ebola End of Ebola WHO Workers square en st en 25JUN2020

GOOD NEWS: The 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is OVER! WHO congratulates all those involved in this tough and often dangerous work to end the almost 2-year long outbreak. As countries around the world face the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ebola response in DRC provides valuable lessons. Many of the public health … Read more WHO PROD Ebola End of Ebola WHO Workers square en st en 25JUN2020

DR Congo court gives 20-year sentence to president’s chief of staff Kamerhe for graft

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s high court on Saturday found the president’s chief of staff guilty of embezzling $48 million in public funds and sentenced him to 20 years in jail, the lead judge said. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more DR Congo court gives 20-year sentence to president’s chief of staff Kamerhe for graft

Despite fertile land, Covid-19 worsens food insecurity in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo, which cultivates only 10 percent of its arable land, imports almost all of its food. At local markets, the rice comes from Asia, the fish from Latin America and the onions from Cameroon. The result of this reliance on imports is food insecurity. In March, the Covid-19 pandemic and the … Read more Despite fertile land, Covid-19 worsens food insecurity in DR Congo

Are African Countries Winning Against Coronavirus?

Africa as a regional block has just 1.5% of the world’s reported cases of Covid-19, and less than 0.1%of the world’s deaths, the World Health Organization said on May 25. Does this mean African nations – bar a few exceptions – are successfully containing the coronvirus or is a dearth of testing in some areas, … Read more Are African Countries Winning Against Coronavirus?

Promoting Investment in Sustainable Landscape Management:Lessons Learned from DR Congo

An address to the Ninth Annual Cambridge International Law (CILJ) Conference in April 2020, in Panel 12: Addressing Environmental Risk through International Trade and Investment, by Freedom-Kai Phillips, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cambridge. Full title: “Promoting Investment in Sustainable Landscape Management and Traditional Knowledge to Advance Sustainable Development: Legal Measures and Lessons Learned from the … Read more Promoting Investment in Sustainable Landscape Management:Lessons Learned from DR Congo

Fighting trauma – Female Peacekeepers in Africa

For the first time ever, Pakistan has deployed a Female Engagement Team (FET), to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The FET will provide vocational training, medical outreach and psychological support. UNIA 1635

Burundi Ruling Party Candidate Wins Vote Rejected by Rival

Burundian ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye won the nation’s presidential election, which was marred by violence and health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. The outcome was immediately rejected by the opposition. Ndayishimiye won with 68.7% of the ballots cast on May 20, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. His main rival, Agathon Rwasa, … Read more Burundi Ruling Party Candidate Wins Vote Rejected by Rival

15-Year Rule of Burundi’s ‘Paramount Leader’ Ends with Election

Burundi ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye won last week’s presidential election, which was marred by violence and health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. Ndayishimiye won with 68.7% of the ballots cast on May 20, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. His main rival, Agathon Rwasa, got 24.2%, the commission announced on Monday. Burundi’s … Read more 15-Year Rule of Burundi’s ‘Paramount Leader’ Ends with Election

Vital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption

Prosecutors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have put the president’s chief of staff Vital Kamerhe on trial for embezzlement and corruption. But Kamerhe has denied any wrongdoing and his supporters say the charges are politically motivated He was expected to succeed President Felix Tshisekedi in 2023. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Vital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption

Why is Uganda’s Bobi Wine singing about coronavirus? | The Stream

“The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim. But the good news is that everyone is a potential solution…Sensitise the masses to sanitise. Keep a social distance and quarantine.” These are the words of Bobi Wine and Nubian Li in their campaigning anthem “Corona Virus Alert,” released to raise awareness of the pandemic … Read more Why is Uganda’s Bobi Wine singing about coronavirus? | The Stream