DR Congo’s government has decreed three days of national mourning beginning Friday to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa, who died on Thursday in Johannesburg.
Congolese music giant Pascal Tabu Ley died on Saturday in Brussels, Belgium. He had been in a coma in a hospital for several days. Considered one of the greatest Congolese musicians of all time, he pioneered the musical genre known Congolese rumba.
Tunisian side CS Sfaxien has won the 2013 Orange CAF Confederation Cup title despite a 2-1 loss to TP Mazembe of DR Congo on Saturday in Lubumbashi. Sfaxien annexed the title 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a 2-0 win from the final first leg last week in Rades.
Tunisian club side CS Sfaxien edged out visiting DR Congo’s TP Mazembe 2-0 in the first leg of the Confederation Cup final match. A first half strike by Didier Ibrahim N'Dong and a late strike Yassine Khenissi separates the two sides going into the deciding match next Saturday in Lubumbashi.
The signing of a document that was supposed to mark the end of peace talks between DR Congo’s government and the defeated M23 rebels was postponed indefinitely on Monday in Entebbe, Uganda, over a disagreement on its wording and title.