DR Congo giants TP Mazembe beat USM Alger 2-0 on Sunday in Lubumbashi to claim the 2015 Orange CAF Champions League title. Leading marksman Mbwana Samata scored from the spot on 75 minutes before substitute Roger Assale put the icing on cake in added-on time as Mazembe completed a double over their guests and 4-1 on aggregate to claim their fifth continental crown.
The IMF’s latest annual economic assessment indicates that while growth rates for 2014 were as high as 9.2 percent, poverty rates in the DRC are still among the highest in the world. And while the report notes some social improvements, like better access to education, it’s unlikely the DRC will achieve any of the Millennium Development goals.
The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told the UN Security Council today that he cannot say with certainty whether the progress attained in the country is sustainable, or whether violence will erupt again and reverse what has been achieved so far.
Striker Mbwana Samata scored twice and Roger Assale was also on target as TP Mazembe beat El Merreikh 3-0 on Sunday in Lubumbashi to reach the final of the 2015 Orange CAF Champions League. This is the first time since 2010 that ‘Les Corbeaux’ have reached the final of the premier continental club championship,.
Striker Bakri ‘Al Medina’ Babeker proved his status as the livewire of Sudanese side El Merreikh scoring a late winner in their 2-1 win over TP Mazembe on Saturday in Omdurman. Babeker sealed victory with a superb volley ten minutes from time and give Merreikh a first leg cushioning in the semi-final, ahead of the return leg next week in the DR Congo city of Lubumbashi.