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DR Congo Eid clashes: Court hands down death sentences

Joy Online 16 May 2021
Twenty-nine people have been sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo in connection with Eid violence that erupted in the capital, Kinshasa ... the MartyrsStadium in Kinshasa on Thursday for the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr. A quick guide to DR Congo.

OBITUARY-The man behind the wheel of Congo´s news

This is Money 09 Jul 2019
For successive Reuters reporters in Kinshasa and for other journalists flying in to cover the latest calamity, Mambele was a driver, a guide, a fearless protector and - above all - a loyal friend ... Kinshasa´s "roulages", traffic policemen who leap in front of cars to shake down drivers at every opportunity, often regretted trying it on with Mambele.

Durandt turning out champions

Sowetan Live 25 Sep 2018
Three weeks ago, the 27-year-old mentor's other charge, Athenkosi Dumezweni, won the SA junior bantamweight belt and a day later Ilunga "Junior" Makabu captured the WBC International cruiserweight belt in Kinshasa, Congo. Durandt guided Chauke, Ricky Tshabalala, Brandon Thysse and Kalombo to knockouts wins at Carnival City at the weekend ... .

The Story Behind the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ Fight

Time Magazine 31 Jan 2017
The late Muhammed Ali and George Foreman were preparing to duke it out on the ring in Kinshasa, Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo to an audience of 60,000 on October 30, 1974 for the heavyweight championship title ... Ali’s boisterous demeanor guided him in connecting with the public who were ecstatic upon his arrival.

Doubts Persist About Mass Grave in DRC

Voa News 13 Apr 2015
Many Congolese still seem to be mystified by what they hear about the mass grave that was dug at night near Kinshasa this month ... In response, authorities gave foreign and local journalists a guided tour of the biggest morgue on Kinshasa, pointing out what they said were 178 unidentified bodies.

Kinshasa adds three giant robots to its police force

The Examiner 06 Mar 2015
However, the capital city we are referring to here is Kinshasa. That’s right, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo now has giant robots guiding its citizens ... “We should congratulate our Congolese engineers, but policemen also need to do their job,” said Kinshasa’s ...

Forty years on from the Rumble in the Jungle, Kinshasa is a city of chaos

The Guardian 15 Oct 2014
Crowds line the streets of Kinshasa as Muhammad Ali passes ahead of his 30 October 1974 championship fight against champion George Foreman ... Thomas Yocum in Kinshasa ... “Kinshasa was a very nice place ... Thomas Yocum is a freelance journalist based in Kinshasa, and the author of Loba Lingala!, a free English guide to the language of Kinshasa.

Inside Gbadolite, President Mobutu’s personal city in the jungle

The Guardian 15 Oct 2014
The nine years Olela Shungu spent as the dictator’s personal interpreter often took him to Gbadolite, a decadent palace in a remote part of northern DRC dubbed ‘Versailles in the Jungle... Photograph. Tyler Hicks/Getty Images ... Photograph ... Thomas Yocum is a journalist and the author of Loba Lingala!, an English guide to the language of Kinshasa ... .

Kinshasa symphony orchestra gets global stage

BBC News 10 Sep 2014
A day after arriving in England from Kinshasa, Armand Diangienda is evidently impressed by the facilities offered by his hosts, the Halle Orchestra in Manchester ... "The Halle's able to then support the Kinshasa orchestra in a practical sense and in terms of guiding them through some challenging repertoire.

Is this little girl a sorcerer? She's one of thousands accused in Congo.

Denver Post 26 Mar 2014
Charles, a university-educated, deeply religious man in his 30s whom I had met while working on a book project and who had agreed to serve as my guide to Kinshasa's churches, had hesitated to come that night because he knew the children would be there ... And in Kinshasa specifically, there is a booming population of homeless children.

Zerrudo: Cultural ambassadors through music

Sun Star 12 Jan 2014
Jupiter’s Dance, narrates a musical journey of Jupiter Bokondji as he rediscovers his cultural identity and cultural roots in the ghettos of Kinshasa, Congo, West Africa ... Among them, Jupiter, the charismatic leader of the band “Okwess International,” acts as our narrator and guide.

US support for Rwanda wanes amid concern over violence in Congo

The Guardian 01 Aug 2012
US policy is also guided by a 2006 law sponsored by then-senator Barack Obama which was intended to help Kinshasa protect its mineral resources from plunder and permit Washington to withhold aid from countries destabilising the DRC ... But that move was undermined when the DRC government in Kinshasa protested and details were leaked.

Search for 100 real-life heroes: from bullet-ridden Kabul to a Rio favela

The Guardian 23 Dec 2011
Heroes are normally the stuff of mythology ... "This" means navigating her way alone through some of the world's trickiest corners, from the bullet-studded streets of Kabul to safe houses for rape victims in Kinshasa, often with little more than a scrap of paper and some scribbled notes as her guide ... Donors have been impressed ...
photo: UN / Evan Schneider
Secretary-General Leaves Kinshasa, DRC, for Gabon Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon waves goodbye as he leaves Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), for Gabon.

Secretary-General inaugurates new phase of UN mission in DR Congo

United Nations 01 Jul 2010
Ban said at the unveiling of a plaque during the introduction of the mission's new phase in the capital, Kinshasa, yesterday. He vowed that the UN will continue working with the DRC "to guide the progressive withdrawal of military peacekeepers in a way that does not jeopardize the gains the country has made."

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