Tag: Congo

Congo Opens Inquiry Over Video of Massacre It Had Derided as Fake

Congo Opens Inquiry Over Video of Massacre It Had Derided as Fake

NAIROBI, Kenya — After initially ridiculing as fake a video that appears to show army soldiers massacring civilians, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo abruptly changed course and announced on Wednesday that it was opening an investigation into the matter and that several soldiers had been arrested. The […]

Ghana's forward Andre Ayew (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final football match between DR Congo and Ghana in Oyem on January 29, 2017 (AFP Photo/ISSOUF SANOGO )
Soccer Sports

Ayew brothers take Ghana into semi-finals

Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) – Brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew scored for Ghana as they reached the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo in Oyem. Jordan opened the scoring after 63 minutes of a tight, bruising quarter-final in northern Gabon and […]

Ghana celebrate Andre Ayew's winner. ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images
Soccer Sports

Ghana into ANC semifinals thanks to late Andre Ayew winner

A late penalty from captain Andre Ayew clinched a 2-1 victory for Ghana over Congo DR and with it a meeting with Cameroon in the semifinals of the African Nations Cup. Chances were few and far between in a goalless first half in Gabon, although Congo DR’s forward Dieumerci Mbokani […]

Congolese Catholic bishops before mediating talks between the opposition and the government of President Joseph Kabila of Congo in Kinshasa in December. Credit Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
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Pact Would Force Out Joseph Kabila From Congo. If, of Course, He Agrees.

NAIROBI, Kenya — Did a group of bishops just disarm one of the most explosive political problems in Africa? Shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve, with crowds waiting anxiously in the streets of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Catholic bishops announced a deal that could […]

Scores of anti-Kabila protesters have been shot dead, like those during election demonstrations in September in Kinshasa. Credit John Bompengo/Associated Press
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As President Joseph Kabila Digs In, Tensions Rise in Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In a mansion along the Congo River, with a collection of expensive watches, expensive motorcycles and a chimpanzee in a cage, Joseph Kabila, the president of this vast and troubled country, should be packing up. Instead, he is digging in. His second term is […]