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Uganda pips Rwanda, Champs DR Congo make shock exit

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Title-holders the Democratic Republic of Congo were shock African Nations Championship victims Saturday after being held 1-1 at home by neighbours Congo Brazzaville. The defending champions bowed out on away goals after a goalless first leg of the final round eliminator in Brazzaville last weekend. …

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Nearly 70 prisoners flee in second DR Congo jail break

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  Dozens of prisoners escaped from a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo early Friday, less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa’s main prison, freeing their leader and 50 others. “Among the 74 prisoners housed in the dilapidated prison in Kasangulu, 68 escaped,” local …

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New interest in tribal art

An immersion into sculpting that stimulates diverse cultural heritages By Dominic Muwanguzi Joe Nickson is an art dealer with an unusual speciality – tribal art. His IntoAfrica Galleries at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel Gift Shop area and in Luteete, about 7kms from Kampala along Gayaza Road are brimming with masks …

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Exciting week in gorilla world

  When a group of endangered mountain gorillas from the Rwanda side of the Virunga Mountains which had migrated to the DR Congo side returned recently, one group of conservationists was overjoyed – and they showed it in a blog on Dec.5. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, which protects about …

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Ugandan rebels hack six DR Congo civilians to death

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Six civilians were hacked to death in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in an attack by Ugandan Islamist rebels, local officials said Tuesday. Fighters from the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked a small village in North Kivu province on Monday, …

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DR Congo risks ‘even worse crisis’ over Kabila uncertainty

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi on Thursday warned President Joseph Kabila risked plunging the country into an “even worse crisis” by letting doubt linger over when he will step down. Kabila, who has been in power since 2001, is widely believed to be considering casting aside the …

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