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

Special edition: How the legacy of European colonialism is shaping Africa’s future

While the murder of George Floyd in the United States has revived anti-racism movements around the world, it has also stirred up the painful history of colonialism and the slave trade. In this special edition, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the tumultuous relations between Europe and the African continent through reports from South Africa, … Read more Special edition: How the legacy of European colonialism is shaping Africa’s future

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

In DR Congo, legacy of Belgium’s colonial violence lives on

As DR Congo marks 60 years since independence from Belgian rule, only scant archival knowledge exists about the crimes committed during the colonial era, including the system of forced labour implemented by the Belgians. On Tuesday, Belgium’s King Philippe broke with tradition by acknowledging his ‘deepest regret’ over the country’s role in DR Congo’s recent … Read more In DR Congo, legacy of Belgium’s colonial violence lives on

Belgian king’s regret over DR Congo a sign of the times

Belgium’s King Philippe expressed his “deepest regrets” on Tuesday for the harm done during Belgian colonial rule in DR Congo, in a first for his country. The acknowledgment came as DR Congo marks its 60th anniversary of independence. FRANCE 24 correspondent Dave Keating explains the significance of the king’s announcement. Subscribe to France 24 now: … Read more Belgian king’s regret over DR Congo a sign of the times

DR Congo marks 60 years of independence

June 30 marks the 60th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s independence from Belgium, whose colonial rule was particularly brutal. The Belgian king has expressed his ‘regrets’ over his nation’s colonial past. 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: http://www.france24.com Subscribe … Read more DR Congo marks 60 years of independence

Analysis: what took DR Congo so long to beat Ebola?

DR Congo’s government on Thursday officially declared an end to an Ebola epidemic that broke out in the east of the troubled country in August 2018 and went on to claim 2,277 lives. Head of the UN Emergency Ebola Abdou Dieng explains why it took so long to beat the epidemic. Subscribe to France 24 … Read more Analysis: what took DR Congo so long to beat Ebola?

DR Congo declares end to deadly Ebola outbreak

DR Congo has declared an end to its Ebola epidemic, which lasted two years, the longest in the country’s history. It was also the world’s second deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. A mass vaccination campaign that inoculated more than 320,000 people helped turn the tide against the deadly virus. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN … Read more DR Congo declares end to deadly Ebola outbreak

Dr Tedros on the end of the Ebola outbreak in the East of the DR Congo 25 June 2020

“I visited DRC many times during this Ebola outbreak and I would’ve liked to be there with the response teams to mark today’s important moment. An immense response was led by brave & talented Congolese responders joining forces with numerous partners to save lives & protect health.” says WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Learn more here: … Read more Dr Tedros on the end of the Ebola outbreak in the East of the DR Congo 25 June 2020

DR Congo police use tear gas on protesters outside parliament

Police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital have fired tear gas for a second straight day to break up violent protests outside parliament over proposed changes in the judiciary. The party of former president Joseph Kabila is pushing legislation that could reshape the courts, and whom they answer to. Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez … Read more DR Congo police use tear gas on protesters outside parliament

Humanitarian assistance to syrians & other topics – Daily Briefing (24 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Middle East – Syria – Sudan – DR Congo – Central African Republic – Ceasefire – Green Energy – Senior Personnel Appointments – UN Charter – Financial Contributions MIDDLE EAST The Security Council this morning held an open videoconference on the Middle East.  The … Read more Humanitarian assistance to syrians & other topics – Daily Briefing (24 June 2020)

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

COVID-19 survivors in DR Congo speak of stigma

Survivors of coronavirus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo say they are being ostracised. There are more than 5,000 confirmed cases in the DRC. Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #DRC … Read more COVID-19 survivors in DR Congo speak of stigma

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

World Oceans Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 june 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Libya – Syria – DR Congo – Chad – South Sudan – Burundi – Oceans – Senior Appointment – Briefing Guest Tomorrow LIBYA The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said that it is encouraged by recent calls on the part of  Libyan leaders for … Read more World Oceans Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 june 2020)