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Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2016

Funeral mass for Papa Wemba in KinshasaPapa Wemba was buried on Wednesday in Kinshasa, after three days of official mourning period. His remains will be moved in the coming days to a mausoleum being built in his honor, the governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, announced during a funeral mass at the Notre Dame of Congo Cathedral.
Papa Wemba Awarded Highest National Honor as Thousands Pay Tribute

Radio Okapi - May 2, 2016

Joseph Kabila during the ceremony honoring Papa WembaPresident Joseph Kabila has posthumously awarded Papa Wemba the title of Grand Officer of the National Order. “We elevate you posthumously to the rank of Grand Officer of the National Order of the Kabila-Lumumba national heroes for your merits, and your loyal and distinguished services to the Congolese nation,” Joseph Kabila said during an official ceremony honoring Papa Wemba on Monday.
Iconic Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dies at 66

Radio Okapi - April 24, 2016

Papa WembaIconic Congolese musician Papa Wemba died on Sunday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where he was performing at the Urban Music Festival of Anoumabo (Femua). He collapsed on stage, his spokesman Henry Noel Mbuta Vokia told Radio Okapi. Papa Wemba, born Jules Shungu Wembadio is one of the greatest icons of Congolese music.
Peacekeepers, Congo Army to Resume Joint Fight Against Rwandan Rebels

VOA News - January 28, 2016

Tanzanian special forces, part of MONUSCO, in Sake, North KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo's army and U.N. peacekeepers agreed Thursday to resume military cooperation against Rwandan Hutu rebels, the U.N. mission said, beefing up efforts to root out one of the region's most notorious rebel groups.
Political tensions 'running high' in DR Congo ahead of 2016 elections

UN News Centre - October 7, 2015

Election day in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 28 November 2011. Photo: MONUSCOThe 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.
Rights Groups: DR Congo Must Free Pro-democracy Activists

Anne Look/VOA News - April 13, 2015

President Joseph Kabila votes on Monday, November 28, 2011West African civil society and human rights groups said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has kept at least eight pro-democracy activists in secret detention for almost a month. The groups told reporters in Dakar Monday that the Congolese activists must either be formally charged before a judge or immediately released.
Electoral commission sets DR Congo presidential election date

Radio Okapi - February 12, 2015

Voting takes place in Kinshasa on 11.28.2011The Independent National Electoral Commission announced on Thursday that presidential and parliamentary elections will be held in DR Congo on November 27, 2016. The announcement of the provisional results of the presidential election will take place on December 7, 2016. The final results will be announced on December 17, 2016. The new elected head of state will be sworn in on December 20, 2016.
Police Open Fire on Crowd Protesting Election Law Change

VOA News - January 19, 2015

Protesters burn tires in KinshasaAt least one person was injured when security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Monday as opposition parties tried to block a change in the law that may delay elections due in 2016.
AS Vita's Firmin Mubele Wins CAF African Player of the Year Award

Cafonline.com - January 8, 2015

AS Vita celebrate their win against CS Sfaxien in Kinshasa on 9.21.2014DR Congo forward Firmin Mubele Ndombe got the crown for the African Player of the Year (Based in Africa), at the expense of Algerian duo Akram Djahnit and El Hedi Belamieri in a keen contest. The AS Vita forward garnered 136 points, seven richer than Djahnit. Belamieri finished in third position with 126 points.
Mbokani, Mandanda named in DR Congo squad

Cafonline.com - December 30, 2014

DR Congo's Leopards football teamStriker Dieumerci Mbokani and goalkeeper Parfait Mandanda have been included in DR Congo’s 29-man provisional squad for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea 2015. The two players, who played no part in the qualifiers, have been called-up by head coach Florent Ibenge for next year’s tournament after recovering from injuries.







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